Specifying the right product for your rail project can make all the difference between troublefree, longer service life, and a poor-performing maintenance-heavy track.
That’s why we work closely with rail customers to meet the challenges of higher traffic volumes, heavier axle loads, higher train speeds and shorter possession times.
We’re delivering products and services that directly address our customers’ needs for more railway life with fewer maintenance requirements:
Our award-winning Zinoco rail corrosion protection system is a revolutionary product that can withstand some of the harshest corrosive environments such as coastal lines, level crossings and wet tunnels. Rail in these areas can become contaminated with salt, water, minerals and biological matter so needs a tough, durable solution, which Zinoco provides.
Significant investment in new equipment has allowed us to develop the world’s first ultra-long corrosionprotected rail in a single 108m piece – or 216m with a single factory weld.
The new and improved Zinoco is also the world’s first rail with a superTrack Management & Materials hydrophobic finish that repels water and dirt. Available in any length from 9m to 216m, Zinoco offers 5 to 10 times life extension where corrosion is the main degradation mechanism.
Zinoco achieves the highest levels of durability through excellent impact and abrasion resistance, and also provides sacrificial cathodic protection – so the protection of the metal is guaranteed, even when the zinc layer is damaged.
Suitable for any track environment, including third and fourth rail areas, Zinoco is available on any grade and any profile. And it’s the only rail corrosion protection system approved for use across all Network Rail infrastructure.
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, June 2022: British Steel - Showcasing Smart Steel for Sustainable Systems.
British Steel will be promoting its smart rail products for sustainable track systems at InnoTrans 2022 from 20-23 September at Messe Berlin.
British Steel has started work on £80 million of investments to enhance its product range and improve operational and environmental performance.
British Steel is conducting a study into the use of green hydrogen in the company’s drive to decarbonise and manufacture net-zero steel.
British Steel has been awarded another major rail contract extension by Network Rail, retaining its position as principal supplier to the company.
One of North Wales’ premier tourist attractions, the Llangollen Heritage Railway, is about to get bigger thanks to Scunthorpe-made rail from British Steel.
British Steel is in the process of completing the final shipments of a 5kt rail order to Deutsche Bahn, Europe’s largest purchaser of rail.
British Steel will be exhibiting at Railtex/Infrarail 2022, promoting its wide range of high-performance steel products and associated services.
British Steel's team is carrying out track monitoring activities on the emerald isle after Translink observed some unusual activity on its line.
Nearly 300 tonnes of British Steel's Scunthorpe rail are set to be installed at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, helping keep services running.
British Steel today unveiled its Low-Carbon Roadmap, outlining its commitment to achieving net-zero status.
British Steel has today unveiled another new product for the construction market – weathering steel structural sections.
British Steel is looking to recruit new manufacturing trainees to enhance its operations in Scunthorpe, UK.
British Steel products have been exhibited at the 20th China (Shanghai) International Metallurgical Industry Exhibition.
The British Steel technologies team returns once again with a spring term of technology Tuesdays lunchtime webinars.
The company will focus the investment on improving its manufacturing operations and supporting clean growth.
British Steel celebrates another milestone with the dispatch of its first high-quality rail from Scunthorpe to Europe since being taken over.
Jingye Group has committed to investing in British Steel, enabling us to put our company on a more sustainable footing for the future.
British Steel is looking to start building the next generation of steelmakers by recruiting 24 apprentices to work at its headquarters.
British Steel has unveiled 2 world firsts with major upgrades to its rail corrosion protection system – Zinoco® coated rail.
An investment of £500,000 has been made at British Steel's Special Profiles mill in Skinningrove to improve process efficiency.
British Steel's conductor rail is set to help revolutionise rail services for passengers to and from London Waterloo.
British Steel has increased its offering to the construction market by introducing a new high-strength structural steel grade.
British Steel is recruiting 66 new employees to support increased production at its operations in Scunthorpe and Teesside.
British Steel is enhancing its range of rail products and services by embarking on an R&D programme with the University of Sheffield.
British Steel is among 12 others across the Humber to have submitted a public & private sector funded bid to accelerate decarbonisation.
British Steel's Rail Technologies team is returning with a new series of autumn dates. The new programme will begin on Tuesday 6 October.
Let's build together – British Steel CEO, Ron Deelen, recently issued the following company update:
Not only has our premium High-Performance (HP335) rail turned a decade old, but we’ve also sold more than 100,000 tonnes of it!
Our successful run of Technology Tuesday webinars on how to achieve more rail life with less maintenance are now available to watch back.
British Steel is supporting a bid to develop a comprehensive plan to help the Humber region achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Our parent company Jingye hosted a sales conference in China last week to introduce the Asian market to our broad product portfolio.
British Steel is hosting a programme of webinars designed to help the rail industry achieve more rail life with less track maintenance.
Jingye - Chinese Steelmakers - has pledged to invest £1.2 billion to place the business on a more competitive and sustainable footing.
British Steel received a pledge from REIDsteel, the leading international structural steel firm, to make British Steel its primary supplier.
It has been confirmed that contracts have been entered into with Jingye Steel to acquire the business and assets of British Steel.
British Steel was commended for its technological innovation to improve the safety and efficiency of railways at the Global Light Rail Awards
Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport, visited members of the British Steel rail team in Poland at TRAKO 2019.
Gerald Reichmann, British Steel’s CEO: I am pleased to say there has been an encouraging level of interest in the sale of our business...
British Steel will shortly start its annual programme of safety and maintenance work at its sites in the UK and Europe...
British Steel will be present at Stand R50, promoting our wide range of premium railway solutions and associated services, designed to help the industry...
British Steel has been awarded a new contract to supply high quality rail for track renewals in Catalonia. The steel manufacturer has secured the...
British Steel is extending its partnership with Translink, Northern Ireland’s national rail operator, after the companies agreed a new long-term supply...
British Steel will be showcasing its premium rail products and services at Rail Live! 2019 from 6-7 March. Rail Live! takes place in Bilbao, Spain, and is an in...
British Steel is investing £1.4 million in a new fleet of vehicles to support the growth of our UK distribution network. The vehicles – 11 tractor units and 7 r...
British Steel has won two multi-million-pound contracts to supply 86,000 tonnes of rail to Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), the manager of Italy’s railway infra...
British Steel Rail team has been recognised for its part in the Rail Fellowship Programme award ceremony which was hosted at the annual Railway Industry Associa...
British Steel’s revolutionary Zinoco® rail, which provides durable corrosion protection, has been installed at the UK’s largest power station. Each year around ...
The four-year agreement is for the maintenance and renewal of the Belgian rail network and will see British Steel supply between 35,000 and 40,000 tonnes of rai...
British Steel has won an extension to its supply contract with Network Rail, the company operating and maintaining Britain’s rail infrastructure. More than half...
Transport for London (TfL) has activated a two-year contract extension with British Steel for the supply of rails to London Underground. Since being awarded a F...
Zinoco® offers superior corrosion protection compared to all current rail coating technologies on the market so we’re delighted Network Rail has given it full p...
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