Track repair

The national rail network may be deteriorating, but there is now an alternative to replacing the track. Birmingham railway infrastructure maintenance company GTRM has put together a mobile on-site weld-straightening press, using flash butt welding. ‘This is a low cost alternative to re-railing,’ said Bob Winfield, engineering director. The company’s four Railtrack zone infrastructure maintenance […]

The national rail network may be deteriorating, but there is now an alternative to replacing the track. Birmingham railway infrastructure maintenance company GTRM has put together a mobile on-site weld-straightening press, using flash butt welding. ‘This is a low cost alternative to re-railing,’ said Bob Winfield, engineering director. The company’s four Railtrack zone infrastructure maintenance contracts include the West Coast Main Line