Haags Startstation Erasmuslijn (HSE).

The ‘Randstad’ light rail E-line comes from ‘Slinge station’ in Rotterdam and ended up, until recently years, on tracks 11 and 12 of The Hague Central Station . To have more space at the track, the E-Line has a new end stop named HSE ( The Hague start station Erasmus line) The HSE is the new metro stop which connects Rotterdam and The Hague. 

For this project Alom supplied the rail fastening system 49E1. This indirect rail fastening system is designed for light rail applications e.g. tram and metro. This indirect rail fastening system consist of: 2 or 4 anchor bolts (A-396531),2 or 4 plastic center (A-396691) 2 or 4 center collar bushes (A-396691), 2 or 4 washer( (A-411981), 2 or 4 springs (A-310811), 2 or 4 nuts (A-8971650), 1 cork rubber baseplate pad (A-390721), height adjustment shims, cast iron baseplate (A-165651), cork rubber rail pad (A-390701) and 2 rail fastening clips SKL19 (A-307411), 2 clipbolts with nut (A-290731) 2 washer ULS 6 (A-411961). The anchor bolts will be bonded in to the concrete by a special developed  adhesive; Alom fix AL600EP (A-394251).

See video to have an impression of buildign of the track



Certified geotextiles for the railway

Geofrabics Ltd. and Alom have been working together for years and last month three product certificates were issued for Geofabrics products that Alom applies to the Dutch market.


Alom supplies the thermal welding systems of producer & Partner Pandrol on the Dutch market. "Pandrol's welding packages have been used for decades as a global market leader in the railways, and the certificates have already been obtained in the Netherlands," says Mark van den Rijen, director of Alom BV.


ProRail 'experimental garden' with FFU sleepers.

ProRail set up a testing ground in the track between Zwolle and Heino with four different types of alternative, sustainable sleepers. This is a two-year trial in which the applicability of the sleepers is tested and the degree of noise and vibration reduction is also examined.


Pandrol drives greater weld traceability in rail sector.

Pandrol, the market leading manufacturer of aluminothermic welding systems, has released an innovative new app which is specifically designed to improve weld traceability across the rail sector. The app is also available for the Netherlands.


Innovative Rail Crossing Systems

• Independent of sleeper spacing • Precise and secure • Cost effective • Rodded for extra strength • Quick & easy to install • No special tools required


Tracktex, An effective, economical, easy-to-install replacement

‘Tracktex’ is a micro-porous filter sandwiched between two geotextile protectors which, when deployed at the base of ballast, prevents rain water penetrating through to the underlying formation but allows upward movement of water whilst filtering any fine soil particles.


New type anti- trespass panel certified by ProRail

Specifically designed to deter and delay access to prohibited areas, Rosehill Anti-Trespass panels are a proven physical and visual deterrent. This type of anti-trespass panel has been approved by ProRail spc 000287 version 2.



Alom's Concrete sleeper NS90

Alom's concrete sleeper NS90 has been tested and approved by ProRail SPC00021.


Synthetic Railway Sleepers: Light, durable en strong

Alom offers , along with Sekisui, a Synthetic Railway Sleepers. These synthetic sleepers are produced by compressing single strands of glass fibre with polyurethane foam using a high pressure extraction press. The expected lifetime is more than 50 years.