TB/T2344-2012 railway rail introduction

TB/T2344-2012 is a technical standard for railway rails. The standard specifies the technical requirements, testing methods, inspection rules, and marking, packaging, and transportation requirements for railway rails. The standard defines the types of railway rails and the chemical composition, mechanical properties, and dimensions of each type of rail. It is an important standard for ensuring the safety and reliability of railway transportation.

TB/T3276-2011 is another technical standard for railway rails in China that specifies the requirements for the design, manufacture, inspection, testing, and acceptance of rails for high-speed railways. The main difference between TB/T2344-2012 and TB/T3276-2011 is that TB/T3276-2011 is specific to rails for high-speed railways and includes additional requirements for rails that must meet the demands of higher speeds and greater loads. TB/T2344-2012 covers rails for all types of railways, including high-speed railways, but does not include all of the additional requirements specified in TB/T3276-2011.

GB2585-2007 is another technical standard for railway rails in China. The main difference between GB2585-2007 and TB/T2344-2012 is that GB2585-2007 specifies only the technical requirements for rails used in normal-speed railways, while TB/T2344-2012 covers rails for all types of railways, including high-speed and heavy-haul railways.

GB2585-2007 specifies the types of rails, chemical composition, mechanical properties, dimensions, tolerances, and testing methods for normal-speed railway rails, while TB/T2344-2012 includes the standards for all types of railway rails used in China, including high-speed railway, heavy-haul railway, and crane railway rails.

Overall, although both standards are related to railway rails in China, TB/T2344-2012 is more comprehensive and covers a wider range of rails needed for different types of railways beyond normal-speed railways.


The rails specified in TB/T2344-2012 are used in railway tracks all over China. These rails are designed to be suitable for different types of railways, including high-speed railways, heavy-haul railways, and crane railways. They are used to support the weight of trains and other rolling stock, and to provide a smooth and stable surface for the wheels of trains to run on. The rails are an important part of the railway infrastructure and must meet strict technical requirements and safety standards to ensure the safe and reliable operation of trains.


TB/T2344-2012 is a technical standard for railway rails specifically used in China. The rails specified in this standard are primarily used in the construction of railway tracks within China.

GB2585-2007 also covers railway rails used in China, specifically in normal-speed railways.

The rails used in other countries may be subject to different standards and specifications, depending on the local infrastructure, climate, and other factors. Different countries often have their own standards for railway track construction and rail manufacturing. For example, in Europe, the rails used in the rail tracks meet European Union standards, while in the United States, the rails meet American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) standards.

We can supply the international standard flat bottom rails as below, if you need it, please feel free to ask us:




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
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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