Contractor Tarmac has formed a joint venture with German infrastructure engineering company Max Bögl to deliver a new slab track system specifically for high speed rail applications in the UK.
Tarmac senior vice president Martin Riley said high speed rail is a key enabler to assist in the future economic development of the UK.
“This joint venture will provide a fully developed and technically viable solution, manufactured locally in the UK, for high speed rail projects in the UK,” he said. “It uniquely combines the precision and quality of Max Bögl’s slab track system with Tarmac’s expertise and heritage in manufacturing construction materials for complex rail projects.”
Tarmac said that it had a track record in delivering construction solutions to support the build, maintenance and repair of rail industry assets, including the supply of aggregates for traditional track ballast. It said that Max Bögl’s FFB slab track system was already being used across the world on 4,500km of high speed railways, including in Germany, Italy and China.