Unique World Experience: The Elevation Phase of the Track Structure at the uSky Test & Certification Centre Was Completed
The linear structure over 2 km long was elevated at the test track located at the uSky Test & Certification Centre in Sharjah. This marked the completion of the track structure construction phase in the Transport & Infrastructure Complex No. 4.
The elevation of the 2 km long solid structure is unique because similar work has not been performed anywhere else in the world until now. The length of the overpass is more than two and a half kilometers, including the unstressed section, which will allow the rolling stock to start from ground level. The unique world experience in elevating the track structure rail with such length will enable to arrange passenger and cargo transportation at a speed up to 150 km/h.
The heavy string rail overpass is designed to carry rolling stock up to 60 tons. This will allow the 25-seater uBus, which can be assembled into trains with a capacity of up to 75 people, and the container ship uCont with a capacity of up to 25 tons – the new, fifth generation of heavy uBuses – to reach high speeds.
As a reminder, at the end of 2022 the first stage of certification of the Test Track No. 4 was completed. The international independent organization TUV SW Standardization Certifications performed a range of activities on the assessment of steel structures in conformity with the AWS and BS EN international standards. We received a certificate confirming the safety of supporting towers – lightweight responsible for the stability of the track structure.
The second stage of certification is about to begin, during which they will assess the entire test track. Based on the results of the inspection, the 2.5 km long string rail overpass will be ready to handle heavy cargo and passenger rolling stock at a speed up to 150 km/h.
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