ProRail expects slippery rails

26th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 October 2007, UTRECHT – Train traffic could be disrupted by slippery rails from next Monday. Rail infrastructure manager ProRail issued a warning to this effect on Friday. The autumn weather could cause delays. The rails are becoming slippery because of the heavier winds, falling leaves and precipitation. Train wheels and the rails themselves could become damaged as a result if slippage occurs while speeding up or braking.

26 October 2007

UTRECHT – Train traffic could be disrupted by slippery rails from next Monday. Rail infrastructure manager ProRail issued a warning to this effect on Friday. The autumn weather could cause delays.
 
The rails are becoming slippery because of the heavier winds, falling leaves and precipitation. Train wheels and the rails themselves could become damaged as a result if slippage occurs while speeding up or braking.

ProRail works with MeteoConsult to issue a daily slipperiness warning on its website. The rail manager is taking measures to prevent slippery rails, by applying gel to the rails in forested areas for instance.

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