The new urban mobility

VOESTALPINE RAILWAY SYSTEMS JEZ HAS THE NECESSARY TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE COMPLETE SOLUTIONS TO THE URBAN MOBILITY SYSTEMS ON PNEUMATIC WHEELS.

In today’s world, urban mobility takes on a great role, given that it is one of the factors involved in the fight against climate change. A sustainable and ecological mobility in our big cities is a factor of competitiveness and of change towards means of transport with low CO2 emissions.

voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ is the global solutions company in the field of track devices both for urban mobility and for other means of rail transport, such as high-speed, mixed traffic, as well as heavy axle-load railways.

Urban mobility is evolving, and in recent decades railway systems with pneumatic wheels have become more and more frequent. These systems had their origin in the Paris Metro, and today, many European, American and Asian cities enjoy the advantages of them. Among its characteristics we can mention, a double security system that gives them the system of steel wheels in charge of guiding, the possibility of overcoming large slopes, great acceleration and braking capacity, which is important in the case of stations close to each other, and great ride comfort.

voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ has the necessary technology to provide complete solutions to these urban mobility systems on pneumatic wheels.

Voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ is currently supplying complete turnouts for the pneumatic wheel metro in Lyon (France) on its extension to the southern hospital. The Paris metro (RATP) also has components for this type of detour manufactured by voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ, as well as the Santiago de Chile, Mexico and Montreal metro.

Within the field of innovation, voestalpine Railway Systems JEZ has two patents for switches for pneumatic wheel metros with center rail guidance – NeoVal. These points & crossings allow the alternative passage of the train on the direct track and on the diverted track, or they allow the crossing of two different tracks, all of them integrating the motorisation and signaling elements of the voestalpine group.