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Why did we opt for Continuously Welded Rails (CWR)?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:38 -- sgradmin

i)      Because it is an electric traction system, continuous welded rails are used to avoid losses due to the gap between jointed rails.

ii)    Eliminate operational and maintenance costs occasioned by joints.

iii)  Substantially reduce vandalism which is common with jointed rails

iv)  Eliminate noise and discomfort generated by rail joints.

v)    Reduction in energy consumption caused by jointing

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