British Steel lands new rail contract with Spanish operator


British Steel has secured a new contract to supply high quality rail for track renewals in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

The agreement – for the company’s R260 rail – is with network operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, and comes a short time after the securing of contracts with RFI, Network Rail, Infrabel and Translink.

Richard Bell, British Steel Commercial Director Rail, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this new contract with FGC. Delivering with a short lead time is a great benefit to our customers and we look forward to supplying FGC with the high quality rail synoymous with the British Steel name.”

The company recently announced:

  • A two-year extension to supply Network Rail in the UK
  • A four-year deal with Infrabel in Belgium
  • Agreements for 68,000 tonnes of rail and 18,000 tonnes of heat treated 108m Stress-Free rail for Rete Ferroviaria Italiana in Italy
  • An 8-year contract with Translink in Northern Ireland

British Steel is an accredited rail supplier for ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), the Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager.