Railway sleeper numbers

Shami made this Freedom of Information request to Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,

Please would you advise how many railway sleepers and switch and crossing bearers by type (e.g. concrete, wooden, etc) are installed on the Tyne & Wear Metro network annually?

Yours faithfully,

Shamiso Mutukwa

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Shamiso Mutukwa,

Thank you for your email which has been passed to me as the person responsible at Nexus for responding to Freedom of Information requests. I will provide a response to you within the statutory timescales.

Regards
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager
 
Nexus, Nexus House, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Telephone 0191 2033243 / Fax 0191 2033181

show quoted sections

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear Shamiso Mutukwa,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. You asked for the following information:

Please would you advise how many railway sleepers and switch and crossing bearers by type (e.g. concrete, wooden, etc) are installed on the Tyne & Wear Metro network annually?

Nexus only installs new monoblock concrete sleepers in plain line. The extent of new track varies from year to year dependent on various factors. The number of railway sleepers installed in 2016/17 was 10,300 and in 2017/18 it will be 9000.

Nexus installs both timber and concrete bearer S&C. During 2016/17 1 new S&C unit, CV9.25 concrete bearer crossover was installed and in 2017/18 1 new S&C unit, CV 9.25 concrete bearer crossover and 1 CV 9.25 timber bearer RHTO are to be installed.

Thanks
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager
 
Nexus, Nexus House, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AX
Telephone 0191 2033243 / Fax 0191 2033181

show quoted sections