Steel Rail Products for Global Railway Applications
British Steel is a modern company with 150 years of rail heritage. Our steel rail products are designed to meet the 24/7 needs of the railway industry, whether it be mainline, heavy haul, tramway or metro, all supported by the expert knowledge of our technical services team.
We offer a variety of railway products ranging from flat bottom and conductor rail to corrosion-protection systems and steel sleepers, to suit a whole variety of applications. Our premium grades, each suited to your track conditions,, are designed to give you more rail life with fewer maintenance requirements.
Flat-Bottomed Vignole Rails
Our flat-bottomed vignole range is suited to mainline, metro, heavy haul and some urban applications. It is available in both high quality standard grades e.g. R260 and also in a range of premium grades to help you address key industry issues:
High Performance Range
Our High Performance non heat-treated rails are our most wear-resistant grades. HP335 (HPrail®) offers superior protection against wear and rolling contact fatigue. Developed with Network Rail, this has become the premium rail of choice in the UK. Independent research has stated that converting your track from R260 to HP335 could result in savings of more than 60% over the life of the rail.
HP335 can also be supplied, by agreement, as HP350 with an enhanced hardness equivalent to that usually only found in heat treated rails. HP350 is suitable for heavy duty freight lines.
Bainitic Rail for Exceptional Resistance to Rolling Contact Fatigue
Changing track towards switch blades and movable points, our Bainitic Low Fatigue grades provide exceptional resistance to rolling contact fatigue. Over a decade of use in high speed track across France, Switzerland and the Channel Tunnel has proven its performance and the grade is now mandated for high-speed movable points in France.
Rail Profiles for Metro Applications
We also produce a selection of special rail profiles for metro applications including electrical conductor rails and bullhead rails.
Environmental conditions often provide a challenge to the industry and we have the perfect solution to help you conquer this:
Rail Corrosion Protection
Rail corrosion occurs in locations where water and salt collide such as level crossings, tunnels and coastal regions, and is a scourge to rail operators due to its ability to eat away the foot of the rail without being detected. Zinoco® is the most durable solution available for rail corrosion protection due to its dual lines of defence: excellent resistance to impact and abrasions, and sacrificial protection, which means it still works even if the coating is damaged.