HRS have manufactured and

supplied insulated rail joints for over 12 years

HIRD Rail Services (HRS) are a major supplier of glued Insulated Block Joints (IBJs) to the UK rail industry. IBJs are assembled within our modern purpose built factory on our site in Doncaster, currently the only factory of its type in the UK.


HRS’s highly skilled staff assemble joints in a clean, temperature controlled environment, employing state-of-the-art machinery. We have the expertise to manufacture IBJs using a range of rail profiles and grades, with IBJs up to 25 metres in length being assembled on a regular basis. We have the capability to manufacture bespoke joints when required for a range of applications including light railways and tram systems.


Awarded with Network Rail Product Acceptance for the assembly of block joints for all grades of 60E2, 56E1 and 95lb Bull Head rails, the HRS IBJ assembly process is certified by BSI to their internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard ISO 9001-2015.


HRS Insulated Block Joint (IBJ)

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HIRD Rail Services


Barton Lane


Doncaster DN3 3AB


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