EN14811+A1 60R2 Grooved Rail in Russia: A Traditional Rail with its Strengths and Limitations

The rail industry is a critical component of any nation’s infrastructure, and Russia is no exception. A crucial part of this industry is the rail system itself, with the EN14811+A1 60R2 Grooved Rail being a familiar figure in the landscape of Russian rail. Crafted from U75V material, with a unit weight of 59.75 kg/m and a length of 12m, the 60R2 grooved rail, despite its traditional nature, continues to play a significant role in the Russian urban rail industry.
The 60R2 grooved rail, a product of rigorous European standards, is not a new entrant in the rail industry. Nevertheless, it continues to hold relevance due to its enduring design and compliance with the EN14811+A1 standard, which ensures safety, reliability, and durability for tramways, metros, and light rail systems.
The U75V steel grade used in the 60R2 grooved rail offers a balance of strength and flexibility. Known for its superior wear resistance, high fatigue strength, and excellent corrosion resistance, this material is ideal for the heavy-duty demands of urban rail systems.
While the unit weight of 59.75 kg/m ensures the 60R2 grooved rail’s stability and strength, the 12m length minimizes the need for multiple joints, enhancing rail integrity and reducing maintenance needs. However, it’s important to note that this rail profile is primarily designed for city streets and is less suitable for other applications, unlike what was previously suggested.
The 60R2 grooved rail has found extensive application in Russia’s urban areas, with its extensive tram and metro systems. However, it is not the only rail profile in use. Other rail profiles may be better suited for different applications, and it’s important to consider these alternatives when selecting a rail profile for specific projects.
In conclusion, the EN14811+A1 60R2 Grooved Rail, made from U75V material, and featuring a unit weight of 59.75 kg/m and a length of 12m, remains a significant component of Russia’s urban rail industry. While it may not be a new rail profile, nor is it suited for all rail applications, its enduring design and compliance with safety standards make it a reliable choice for urban rail systems. As rail technology continues to evolve, the traditional 60R2 grooved rail continues to find its place amidst the newer rail profiles.

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Rail for Railway 43 kg/m rail50 kg/m rail,

60 kg/m rail75kg/m rail60N rail75N rail

TB/T2344-2012, TB/T3276-2011
P50 rail/R50 railP65 rail/R65 railRP60E1 GOST-R51685GOST R51054-2014
S49 railUIC54 railUIC60 rail UIC860
JIS50N railJIS60 rail JIS E1101
AS50 railAS60 railAS68 rail AS1085, BHP RT STD
90RA rail100RE rail115RE rail132RE rail136RE rail AREMA
TR45 railTR50 railTR57 railTR68 rail ASTM A759
BS75A railBS90A railBS100A rail BS11 STANDARD
ISCOR 48 railISCOR 57 rail UIC860 produce standard
45E1, 49E1 rail50E2 rail54E1 rail,

60E1 rail60E2 rail

EN 13674-1, EN13674-4
Switch Rail 50AT1 rail60AT1 rail,

60AT2 rail60TY1 rail

Crane Rail A45A55A65A75A100A120A150 DIN536
QU70 rail/KP70 railQU80 rail/KP80 railQU100 rail/KP100 rail,

QU120 rail/KP100 railCR175 rail

ASTM A759-2000
Grooved Rail 59R2 rail60R2 rail EN 14811:2006
Railway construction tools Movable rail flash welding machine, Rail flash butt welding machine

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