EN14811 Ri59N grooved rail instruction

Grooved rails, such as the Ri59N (or 59R2) profile, are integral components of tram and light rail systems. These rails serve as the dedicated track infrastructure for these modes of transportation, providing stability, guidance, and safety during operation.

The Ri59N grooved rail profile is designed with specific dimensions and features to ensure optimal performance in tram and light rail systems. Typically made of high-quality steel, the rail has a height of approximately 180 mm and head width is 55.83 mm. The flange width is 180 mm, while the depth of the groove width is 42.35 mm.

The grooved pattern along the length of the rail is a fundamental characteristic of the Ri59N profile. This pattern allows the flanges on tram or light rail vehicle wheels to fit snugly into the grooves, providing a stable guiding system. It ensures proper alignment and prevents lateral movement, particularly during turns and curves.

Tram tracks and light rail systems extensively utilize grooved rails like Ri59N. These rails create a dedicated pathway for tram and light rail vehicles, enabling efficient and reliable transportation within cities. They are particularly effective in heavily populated urban areas where congestion and traffic can be significant challenges.

Grooved rails also find application in streetcar networks and support the safe movement of streetcars or trolleys. With the interaction between the grooves and wheel flanges, these rails promote precise alignment and control, enhancing passenger safety and ensuring smooth operations.

Implementing grooved rails in tram and light rail systems requires careful consideration of compatibility. The rail profile needs to align correctly with the corresponding wheel profile of the vehicles for optimum performance. Manufacturers and industry guidelines provide detailed specifications to ensure a proper match.

By integrating grooved rails into tram and light rail systems, cities benefit from reliable and efficient urban transit networks. These systems offer an environmentally friendly transportation option, reducing traffic congestion and providing passengers with convenient mobility.

In conclusion, grooved rails, such as the Ri59N (or 59R2) profile, play a crucial role in the functioning of tram and light rail systems. With their specific dimensions, material composition, and grooved pattern, these rails provide the necessary stability, guidance, and safety for tram and light rail vehicles. Whether used in urban transit, streetcars, or other applications, grooved rails contribute to a reliable and efficient transportation experience while prioritizing passenger safety.

We can supply the international standard flat bottom rails as below:




Rail for Railway 43 kg/m rail, 50 kg/m rail,

60 kg/m rail, 75kg/m rail, 60N rail, 75N rail

TB/T2344-2012, TB/T3276-2011
P50 rail/R50 rail, P65 rail/R65 rail, RP60E1 GOST-R51685, GOST R51054-2014
S49 rail, UIC54 rail, UIC60 rail UIC860
JIS50N rail, JIS60 rail JIS E1101
AS50 rail, AS60 rail, AS68 rail AS1085, BHP RT STD
90RA rail, 100RE rail, 115RE rail, 132RE rail, 136RE rail AREMA
TR45 rail, TR50 rail, TR57 rail, TR68 rail ASTM A759
BS75A rail, BS90A rail, BS100A rail BS11 STANDARD
ISCOR 48 rail, ISCOR 57 rail UIC860 produce standard
45E1, 49E1 rail, 50E2 rail, 54E1 rail,

60E1 rail, 60E2 rail

EN 13674-1, EN13674-4
Switch Rail 50AT1 rail, 60AT1 rail,

60AT2 rail, 60TY1 rail

Crane Rail A45, A55, A65, A75, A100, A120, A150 DIN536
QU70 rail/KP70 rail, QU80 rail/KP80 rail, QU100 rail/KP100 rail,

QU120 rail/KP100 rail, CR175 rail

ASTM A759-2000
Grooved Rail 59R2 rail, 60R2 rail EN 14811:2006

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