Plastic sleepers save weight and help the environment

To reduce the load on a weight-restricted bridge, Network Rail has used plastic sleepers, manufactured from recycled materials, for the first time. Engineers recently installed the environmentally friendly technology across the Sherrington Viaduct, between Salisbury and Warminster in Wiltshire. Previously, track across the viaduct would have had to be fitted with wooden sleepers, as concrete … Continue reading Plastic sleepers save weight and help the environment