Savvy and sustainable disposal of rail technology products – thanks to SBB.

From rail for rail: since May 2020, SBB has been removing track components for disposal for BLS right from their engineering worksites. Roman Fischer, head of rail technology and logistics sales at SBB explains how this came about.

Professional recycling of valuable materials: disposal services thanks to the SBB rail technology centre.

At the Hägendorf rail technology centre, more or less anything installed on the rail network can be recycled. We use professional processes to separate permanent way materials and then make them available for reuse – this includes tracks, points and sleepers in a usable state – or send them for disposal. Railway vehicles can also be disposed of by the rail technology centre.

Over the last year, the rail technology centre recycled 5,720 pieces of jointed track and received or sent out 26,194 deliveries via the private sidings.

SBB centre of excellence in disposal.

SBB’s centre of excellence in disposal is responsible for disposal for the entire company. It supports the various units within SBB and also external customers by providing environmentally sustainable and economical disposal.

Roman Fischer is head of rail technology and logistics sales at SBB Infrastructure.
Image legend: Roman Fischer is head of rail technology and logistics sales at SBB Infrastructure.