Aarhus light rail project

Combining UTS expertise for added value

  • Reduced LCC and maximized product life through tailor-made hardware solutions and cross-departmental collaboration
  • Optimal alignment of the objectives between customer and supplier through Vossloh’s participation in the entire lifecycle of the asset
  • Studies and product-specific calculations for an optimized offer:
    • Noise and vibration study to protect sensitive equipment from vibration
    • DFF 200 fastening solution (former W-Tram) as a vibration-damping and noise-absorbing solution
    • Floating installation of slab track with anti-vibration mats
    • Rail expansion joint model for smooth gliding of the rail on bridges that required an absorption of movement in the track area

Vossloh‘s contribution

  • Extensive portfolio of switch and crossing systems, rail expansion joints, rail and turnout fastening systems
  • Coordinated delivery of most of the track material (including encapsulations, sleepers or buffer stops)
  • New-rail grinding of rails and switches before opening of the route

Realization of four different forms of slab track:

  • Best possible incorporation of the new line in the various architectural contexts of cities and landscape conditions
  • Completion of track work in just 27 months

To reflect the character of the environs, the new link incorporates various slab track designs.

Source: Aarhus Letbane
Source: Aarhus Letbane

Special characteristics of the tension clamp curve such as the second stiffness