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Rail construction

Green light for all trains.

Railway construction represents one of PORR’s core competences. In this field, we can rely on extensive expertise and experience in the execution of demanding domestic and international projects and offer all trades required to implement a railway construction project, such as track construction, building construction and civil engineering as a one-stop-shop.

We furthermore possess universally trained personnel with expert knowledge in all areas of the construction trade as well as proficiency of all regulations for the processing of railway construction sites under ongoing operation as well as special track construction equipment and approvals (RU permit and ECM-certified).

Developed by PORR in collaboration with ÖBB, the Slab Track Austria ("Feste Fahrbahn") system is used internationally in Austria but also in Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and, most recently, in Qatar - to the full satisfaction of clients and passengers.

Innovative, competent and reliable.

Since the company’s founding, PORR Bau GmbH – Department of Large-scale Railway Construction Equipment has developed into an international operator of railway construction machines. In the early years, the focus was on meeting the need for machines on the shareholders’ own construction sites. Today, PORR Bau GmbH – Department of Large-scale Railway Construction Equipment primarily cooperates directly with infrastructure companies or other railway construction firms.

The first machines to be used were gantry cranes for laying sleepers, a tamping machine with a ballast plough, and two four-spindle screw machines. This gave rise to the business areas tamping, laying and screwing. Over time, other service areas were added: milling, conveying – storing – unloading, measuring and vegetation control.

For technical availability you can rely on, you need a high-quality machine fleet. The machines used by PORR meet all the quality standards prescribed by the state institutions, such as the EBA (Federal Railway Office) and the BMK (Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology). For that reason, the machine fleet of PORR Bau GmbH – Department of Large-scale Railway Construction Equipment is maintained and repaired as specified by railway manufacturers and administrators. Railway administrators perform annual examinations and acceptance tests.

We also train our personnel on a regular basis so we can meet the highest expectations.

PORR’s services involving large-scale railway construction equipment.

Perfectly positioned.
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Optimal mounting.
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Modern treatment.
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Laying tracks
The best-laid tracks.
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Conveying – storing – unloading
Completely mechanised.
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Cable-free measuring.
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Vegetation control
Flexible control.
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Your contacts for Rail construction.

Rail construction
Georg Pleva Technical Branch Manager
Rail construction
Johannnes Fürst Technical Branch Manager
Rail construction
Ernst Strobl Commercial Branch Manager


Selected rail construction projects.