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Special truck to clean track beds

AH Vrij, a specialist for landscaping, excavation, and infrastructure, has commissioned a Mercedes-Benz Actros with excavator body and railway undercarriage for the maintenance of railway lines in the Netherlands and Belgium.


The third-generation, family-owned company, founded 65 years ago, selected the yellow Actros for its latest acquisition. It’s actually a truck with a large vacuum cleaner on top of it.


The vehicle cleans the Schiphol tunnel four times a year, removing dust, sand, cans, and paper. It takes the company 27 nights to finish the job. AH Vrij also thoroughly “vacuums” a 7 km long railway tunnel in Belgium on twelve weekends per year. (ben)




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