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Top 10 reasons for RailVac

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Railcare’s Railvac OTM’s offers you a number of advantages compared with traditional methods of excavations in different track areas.

 

  1. No need for disconnection of track components or cables
  2. No damage to any known or unknown buried services
  3. Track is left in situ
  4. Quick set up and demobilisation
  5. Work during midweek rules of the route and short possessions
  6. Work in concrete and timber sleeper track layouts
  7. Focusing on long-term asset management
  8. Single line operation
  9. Quick track handback in case of emergency because there are only a few bays kept open at any time
  10. Possible to work ALO

We can help you fulfil all these tasks during midweek overnight possessions. To emphasise this point, a Railvac takes approximately 10 minutes to do a single line UTX one metre deep without any risk to the infrastructure like cables or pipework. Compare that to using traditional equipment which will take hours or complete shifts, instead of minutes, and because it is using hard edged excavating machinery, there are always risks for damaging buried installations.

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Railvac OTM working together with one of Railcare’s bespoke Mach wagon (Ballast Feeder) on a re-ballasting site in Sweden.

Maximising possession time within minutes of arrival
We can help you fulfil a large number of different railway maintenance tasks during long weekend blockades as well as during “rules of the route” midweek overnight possessions. To emphasise this point, a Railvac OTM only takes a few minutes to set up for work and a single line under track crossing (UTX) one-metre-deep takes approximately 10 minutes to excavate. Without any risk to the infrastructure like cables or pipework! Compare that to using traditional equipment which will take hours or complete shifts, instead of minutes, and because it is using hard edged excavating machinery, there are always risks for damaging buried installations.

See what it’s all about
Just give us a call or send us an e-mail, and we’ll arrange for you to visit one of our Railvac OTM’s working sites so you can see what it’s all about.

You’ll soon see why we say that we are transforming the way in which the UK’s railway network is maintained and renewed – safely, reliably, far more efficiently and within normal possession times.