Rail and turnouts maintenance

A portfolio that sets new standards

High-frequency use, high-speed traffic and heavy freight traffic put strains on rails and turnouts and lead to fatigue damage, which shortens the service life of rails considerably and compromises rail traffic safety as well. We provide innovative, intelligent and coordinated services for the treatment of materials and solutions to preserve your infrastructure and keep it cost-effective over the long term – for every kind of route network. And all the technology we use sets new standards in terms of operating speed and the quality of the results.

The highlight: Our ” Smart Maintenance ” raises your maintenance to a whole new level. Our App compiles measurement and analysis data, shows you a quick overview of the condition of your lines, recommends suitable measures and in so doing forms the basis of your customized maintenance plan. Combined with globally unique technology that machines rails during normal railway operations, we're offering you the future right now!

We provide you with an all-round coordinated package that makes your maintenance simple and delivers a convincing performance all along the line.


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Our product and service portfolio

Smart Maintenance ,on the fly’

Smart Maintenance
,on the fly’

Easy maintenance via app
  • Analysis of rail condition
  • Clear presentation of the current status
  • Customized configuration

Intelligent, data-based maintenance management

HSG-2 - High Speed Grinding


Grinding train for standard-gauge mainline railways
  • Operating speed of 80 km/h
  • Without track closures

Ideal for prevention and acoustics

HSG-city - High Speed Grinding


Grinding machine for light rail
  • Operating speeds of between 8 and 60 km/h
  • Without track closures

Ideal for prevention and acoustics

SF03 W-FFS rail-milling train

SF03 W-FFS rail-milling train

  • Machines the rail's entire profile in a single pass
  • Integrated grinding technology
  • Independent operation for up to 8 hours
  • Environmentally-friendly thanks to minimal dust and sparks

SF02 W-FS road-rail milling truck

SF02 W-FS road-rail milling truck

  • Extremely flexible scope of application
  • Machines the rail's entire profile in a single pass
  • Integrated grinding technology
  • Machining of turnouts also possible



  • Milling train for standard-gauge mainline Up to 3 mm
  • Operating speeds of up to 2 km/h
  • Practically emission-free
  • Perfect reprofiling
  • No sparks at all

The real alternative to rail replacement

System Flexis


Tool for machining the entire turnout
  • Short track possession times
  • All track gauges
  • Our teams measure, weld and grind

Extremely flexible, all-in-one solution

Rail Monitoring

Rail Monitoring

Equipment and services for rail analysis
  • Extensive measuring and inspection methods
  • Optimized maintenance planning

Analysis of rail defects and advice on machining strategies

VTM-compact – Compact milling machine for hotspots and turnouts

VTM-compact – Compact milling machine for hotspots and turnouts

  • Fits in virtually erery structure clearence gauge
  • Enormous range of applications
  • Practically emission-free
  • Perfect reprofiling

Corrects severe defects in rails and switches

SoniQ Rail Explorer

SoniQ Rail Explorer

  • Ultrasonic rail tester
  • Irregularities in the rail’s interior detected in a single pass
  • Digital inspection with data analysis
  • Finding are displayed
  • Immediate transmission of data

Grinding, milling and switch maintenance

The type and depth of a defect are critical for determining the type of rail machining to use. Our Vossloh experts use the characteristics unique to your route to develop a customized maintenance solution based on High Speed Grinding (HSG) using the HSG-2 or the HSG-city , rail milling using conventional milling trains, road-rail vehicles, high-performance milling with VTM-performance or Hotspot machining with Compact Milling Machine (VTM) but also conventional rail grinding and switch maintenance with our integrated Flexis System or rail-milling machines. While preventive grinding with HSG keeps well-maintained rails in good condition and removes minor defects early, rail milling reaches down to deeper flaws and removes them. The Flexis System can be used to easily and efficiently maintain the point blades and frogs of turnouts.

An intelligent strategy for every section of track

There's more than one way to machine rails and turnouts – and we're offering you the full portfolio.

The ideal maintenance procedure starts with an analysis of the condition of the rails, which is then used to determine the right combination of milling and grinding. With its high removal rate, milling removes all rail defects – even severe ones – and returns the rail to a condition that is virtually new. Grinding, on the other hand, is suitable for removing minor to mid-range rail defects and for preventive machining. The rails are ground at regular intervals using HSG to remove signs of wear and fatigue from the rail before defects can form. The grinding intervals are determined by the loads that your rail network is subjected to; in other words, by the speed at which new defects form and develop.

Simply more efficiency and safety

Our coordinated maintenance measures combined with the efficient maintenance management of our “Smart Maintenance” App offers you the best cost-effectiveness possible. Your rail network is kept in good condition with minimal material removal, and the service life of your rails is prolonged by up to 100%.

The revolutionary technology of our Vossloh machines also makes the machining processes themselves extremely efficient in terms of time and expense.

Operating in sync with the timetable at speeds of up to 80 km/ and without track closures, our High Speed Grinding process is more than worthy of its name. With its 1400 mm milling wheel, our VTM-performance offers more material removal and higher feed rates with no loss in the quality of the finish. And thanks to innovative solutions for preventing emissions (sparks, swarf and dust), our machines now operate cleaner and quicker than ever before.

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As experts of the turnout we offer you dedicated services and training

Expertise, maintenance, repair, training, spare parts: as an international leader in designing and manufacturing switch systems and as rail maintenance machinery constructor, we can offer our extensive experience in the management and maintenance of railway networks throughout our wide range of services all along the treatment of material and consequently the rail infrastructure product lifecycle. More information on this page .

Vossloh Rail Services GmbH

Hannoversche Straße 10
Zufahrt über Nartenstr. 14
21079 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0) 40 430931-0

Fax: +49 (0) 40 430931-342

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