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Railways trial recycled plastic sleepers

A trial to use recycled plastic sleepers on UK rail networks could lead the way for a national roll out as Network Rail prepares to replace timber sleepers. The trial, due to start this summer, will use recycled plastic versions made from remoulded granulated plastics on rural lines for 18 to 24 months.Network Rail director of engineering Jerry England said: This is an important scheme for Network Rail, helping recycling while putting waste to good use. ...