Rails for switches and crossings

Saarstahl Rail also produces special profiles for the manufacture of switches and crossings. These generally asymmetrical rail profiles are forged and manufactured to the specific dimensions of switches and crossings manufactured by partners and customers.

The rails for switches and crossings are available in different grades:


  • Standard (R260, R260CR)
  • Heat treated (mainly R350HT)
  • Bainite(B360)

The bainitic grade has been specially developed for application on the points and counterpoints for movable point crossings of the SNCF high-speed network. It prevents the appearance of rolling contact fatigue cracks on the rails and thus avoids the need for costly grinding operations to remove these defects.