Steel masts.

Our core business.

We have been developing our steel masts for over 25 years. We tailor our product designs and production methods to meet local and site requirements. We manufacture steel masts for four applications: electrification, lighting, signalling and for special projects. They all meet German railway-specific building rules (EBS) and German national railway rules and regulations.

True to our guiding principle, “We rise to the challenge for every order”, we will deliver on your project. We make steel masts for station lighting and track signals, steel masts for high-speed lines and much more. We are a first-class quality approved (Q1) supplier of steel masts for the German national railway company Deutsche Bahn.

Our engineers, designers and steel workers manufacture steel masts of all types, from 1 m to 28 m in length and with unit weights from 100 kg to 5,000 kg:

  • Angle mast
  • Flat mast
  • Tubular mast
  • Crane mast
  • Octagonal or double hexagon mast

Steel masts for four applications

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Different railway networks and line profiles mean that electrification masts have different sets of requirements. Masts are our core business here at MuR-STAHLBAU GmbH, and we make the most diverse types of regulation-compliant masts and towers.

  • Angle masts according to German railway-specific building rules (EBS) 04.10.01
  • Angle masts, and special angle masts according to EBS 4.73.01 to 04.73.12 and 04.11.01 to 04.22.04 (for welded designs)
  • Top-mounted flat masts according to EBS 04.01.01 to 04.01.05 and 25.1.1094
  • Top-mounted HEA, HEB and HEM masts according to EBS 04.02.01 to 04.02.12 and according to drawing 25.04.863
  • Attachments for angle and flat masts according to EBS 04.51.01 to 04.51.07
  • Top-mounted angle masts according to DR-M 25-21. 210
  • Top-mounted flat masts according to DR-M 25-22.110
  • Top-mounted angle masts for industrial railways according to drawing no. 1-00831:011-3 TGL 42186
  • Top-mounted flat masts for industrial railways according to drawing no. 1-00831:021-3 TGL 27341

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Rail traffic and transport must be safe and efficient, so the lighting technology used by DB, the German national railway company, is laid down in the Deutsche Bahn regulations, rules and norms for lighting technology (Ell). MuR also works with a wide range of lighting technologies and is certified for this by DB. In cooperation with DB, we have developed low track lighting and a lighting mast that technicians can climb, which complies with current lighting technology and safety requirements. Both have been incorporated into the Ell rules and regulations.

  • Buried flat masts similar to Ell 04.03.
  • Top-mounted flat masts similar to Ell 04.03.
  • Buried mast 4 m Ell 10.08

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Signal poles are the traffic lights of the railway network. Their technology ensures rail transport is controlled and safe. They make moving trains and shunting safe, and speed up operations. We manufacture our signal posts throughout Europe, in close cooperation with Siemens, whose designs we use. Our signal poles must meet the highest quality standards, and always do.

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Special projects

Manufacturing special masts according to a client’s specifications and meeting EBS and Ell rules and regulations are standard at MuR-STAHLBAU GmbH. Our expert knowledge of masts, calculations and design options mean we can support our business partners throughout the process.

  • Multi-edged masts (from octagonal to double hexagon masts)
  • Rhombic masts
  • Conical masts
  • Steel masts with a historical design (see the Naumburg tram construction project)
  • Training masts with platforms for DB safety training
  • Designer tubular masts for the Amsterdam-Paris high-speed line

Our reference projects for steel masts

Producing steel masts has been part of our core business for over two decades. Clients the world over value the outstanding quality of our steel masts. Read on to find out about two reference projects that use our steel masts.

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The construction project to electrify a railway line in Southern Germany: the Suedbahn railway line

In 2021, the electrification of Germany’s Suedbahn railway line was completed. Until then, the Ulm Friedrichshafen-Lindau-Aeschach line was one of the last double-track main lines in Germany still to be fully electrified. For the Suedbahn line, MuR manufactured electrification masts for all four construction sections.

  • Planning sections TEH 1 and TEH 2: 126 flat masts, 138 angle masts
  • Planning section TEH 3: 73 flat masts, 199 angle masts, 4 crane masts, 31 yokes
  • Planning section TEH 4: 19 flat masts, 49 angle masts
  • We also provided the attachments (mast accessories) needed to electrify the line.

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The Rhine-Ruhr Express line

The massive infrastructure and mobility project of the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) line will give millions of passengers more direct connections every 15 minutes between Cologne and Dortmund. SPITZKE’s Equipment/​Electrical Engineering division is responsible for the overhead line systems. The construction work in Leverkusen and Langenfeld has been underway since March 2020, and to date MuR has supplied:

  • 91 angle masts
  • 51 flat masts

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The construction project for the new Wendlingen-Ulm line

Since June 2020, the SPITZKE Group has been building the overhead line systems for the Wendlingen-Ulm line in the greater Stuttgart area. The line is designed for operating speeds of up to 250 km/​h. The demands on the overhead catenary supports powering the high-speed line are correspondingly high, requiring many special solutions and absolute precision. In June 2022, MuR-STAHLBAU GmbH delivered the final masts for lot 1. In total, the following MuR steel masts are installed on the line, which is scheduled to go into operation at the end of 2022:

  • 63 folding masts
  • 17 angle masts

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The Turmstrasse Berlin M10 line construction project

“The ten most exciting kilometres of the Berlin tram network” – the legendary M10 tram line in Berlin is popular with tourists and locals on a night out. MuR manufactured a total of 40 folding masts for the local transport line, which previously stopped at Berlin’s main railway station. The masts for Berlin’s local transport system mean the tramway can be extended by 2.2 km via Invalidenstrasse to Turmstrasse in Berlin’s Mitte district. In total, the overhead catenary support consists of 7.1 km of contact wire and almost 10 km of suspension cable.