Flash-butt welding rail in-track on transit properties presents unique challenges. Perhaps the greatest challenges to overcome are occupancy of mainlines that run only a few, if any, non-revenue hours per day and clearance restrictions between third rail and running rail and at station platforms.
Holland meets these challenges with high-production, hi-rail mobile, all-terrain, and platform-based equipment that is able to weld in-track without disturbing third rail, catenary, or tunnel clearance.
The use of electric flash-butt welds in rapid transit rail operations offers many of the same benefits enjoyed by freight railroads. High-quality flash-butt welds provide a smoother ride, durability, and the lowest lifetime cost. Our welding technology aimed at the transit market can install flash-butt welds, including closure welds, within the clearance of most third rail electrified systems.
As a designer and manufacturer of our own flash-butt welding equipment, we have the ability to create custom solutions for individual transits to meet their unique characteristics and clearance requirements. Scroll through our current fleet below or contact us to learn more about how you can incorporate Holland's flash-butt welding equipment into your next rail maintenance or construction project.