Tata Steel to supply 7,000 tonnes rail for Crossrail project

PTI London | Updated on February 19, 2015 Published on February 19, 2015

Tata Steel today said it has signed a contract to supply 7,000 tonnes of wear-resistant rail for the Crossrail project beneath the heart of the city.

“The Crossrail route will serve 40 stations and travel more than 100 km from Reading and Heathrow in the west through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east,” it said in a statement.

The company said rails produced by the company would be installed across the route.

Stating that it has already commenced deliveries, Tata Steel said, “In total 7,000 tonnes of rail will be used to create one of Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure projects.”

“Our premium heat-treated rail is produced using a unique patented process which ensures it has exceptional wear resistance,” said Tata Steel’s Rail Sector Head Grd Glas.

Rails would be manufactured at the company’s Scunthorpe site in the UK before being rolled at its Hayange mill in northern France.

Published on February 19, 2015
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