In its latest success on the country’s rail network, rail fastener specialist Vossloh has been commissioned to supply rail fastening systems for selected sections of two high-speed lines under construction in central China.
Kunshan-based Vossloh Fastening Systems China, a subsidiary of German parent Vossloh AG, will be responsible for the work, as it has with previous contracts in China.
One of the lines is almost 300km long and will link Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, to the automotive stronghold of Shiyan in Hubei Province. The other line is about twice as long and, once completed, will shorten the journey time between the megacities of Chongqing and Wanzhou, in central China, noticeably.
China’s high-speed rail network is expanding at great speed and will increase from around 42,000km, currently, to more than 70,000km by 2035. For its part, Vossloh has been supporting this rail infrastructure expansion for the past 17 years.
Oliver Schuster, Vossloh’s CEO, said the company has “been a respected partner in China for many years and especially in
the construction of high-speed lines”, and is “delighted to continue contributing to the expansion of this country’s forward-looking infrastructure”.
Deliveries for the latest contract are scheduled for H2 of 2024.
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