RUT scientists propose to use South African technology for the Northern Latitudinal Railway
«We will hold a meeting of the Expert Council on Transport in the Arctic on July 12, where we will consider the South African T-Track technology — ballastless railway tracks without cross-sleepers. Usually a railway track consists of several layers: first a cone of earth is poured, which is then covered with sand, then with broken stone, then cross-sleepers are laid, and finally rails are laid on top. The new technology presumes the use of a single piece produced at a factory, which is laid instead of sand, gravel, cross-sleepers and rails,» Vylitok explained.
The Northern Latitudinal Railway is the project of construction of a 707 km long railway that will connect the Northern and Sverdlovsk railway networks and thus will enable export of goods from new deposits being developed in the northern regions of Yamal Peninsula.