The railway line, between Dol and Dinan in France, was renovated last year using TC Geolon® PET. The soil reinforcement improves stability, allows trains to run at a higher speed and increases passenger capacities.

Renovation using TenCate Geolon® PET 

Increasing the stability of railway lines to assure more safety and greater economic efficiency, is a key objective in European transport infrastructure. With its product TenCate Geolon® PET, TenCate Geosynthetics offers an efficient, safe and environmentally compatible solution to improve the infrastructure.

The high-strength woven geosynthetics are made for long-term soil reinforcement and are persuasive thanks to their excellent technical properties designed for the renovation and renewal of railway lines. 

The photo shows the large coverage of the train track using TenCate Geolon® PET 1000 during the renovation work.

TenCate Geolon® PET 1000 was used for the renovation of an existing railway line in Brittany in 2020. Prior to this, trains had to pass this section between the cities of Dol and Dinan, with a length of 30 kilometers, at reduced speed in order to guarantee a safe ride.

The customized railway renewal with TenCate Geolon® PET 1000 reinforced the soil beneath the railway tracks, so that the trains are now able to drive faster and the capacity on the railway line was significantly increased.

„We offer a premium-quality product for this area of application. Our excellent team was able to prevail over the competition, and we hope that our consistently good work will help us land more projects of this kind in the future.”

Abdelkader Abdelouhab, Prescription and Technical Manager France

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Abdelkader Abdelouhab, Prescription and Technical Manager France
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