Approval Federal Railway Authority Germany

- Sneek, november 2016 -

Lankhorst is proud to announce that they have obtained approval by the Federal Railway Authority (Eisenbahn-Bundesamt) to install KLP® Hybrid Plastic Sleepers into the German rail net work of Deutsche Bahn.

The approval was granted after 2,5 years of testing by the Federal Railway Authority and the sleepers now have the status “EBA Zulassung zur Betriebserprobung”. This allows the  sleepers to be installed in the network and will then be monitored for 5 years. On successful completion of the 5 year monitoring they could then be used in any part of the network. Lankhorst are meeting with Deutsche Bahn in December to plan where the initial installations will take place.


The following products have been approved:

  • KLP® Hybrid Plastic Main Sleeper, Type 101, W275xT150xL2.400mm
  • KLP® Hybrid Plastic Sleeper, Type 201, W250xT150xL<variable> 


Lankhorst has products installed in the Netherlands, France, Austria, Sweden and now Germany.