Aim for a longer lifespan by using slab tracks

Aim for a longer lifespan by using slab tracks

Over the past few decades, trains and the way of travelling by them has dramatically changed. When it comes to train tracks, however, that is not the case. They have stayed the same for all those years. You can imagine what our fast transport system does with these old, wooden tracks. It makes them less reliable and over the years they start to move. Stabirail developed a more secure way of the railway track laying procedure. Their ballastless slab tracks rest on concrete. This concrete has been poured in a certain way to make it stronger. During the construction process of the railway, the track is directly attached to the concrete. This makes the tracks especially suitable for subway or metro construction, and it guarantees a longer lifespan.

The ballastless slab tracks have many advantages

There has been a lot of construction and engineering when it comes to trains. At the same time, the railway tracks have been the same way for many years. This means wooden sleepers which develop a lot of movement over time. This makes them not reliable for our current transport system. Stabirail developed a way to solve this, without having an intensive laying procedure for the railway track. With the usage of ballastless or slab tracks the rails do not move after they have been laid. Besides that, they are very low in maintenance which saves companies a lot of money. But that is not all. The advantages also include a longer lifespan of the tracks and an outstanding track geometry. The company even developed a way to make the construction process easier by mounting the railway track directly to the concrete.

How does the railway track laying procedure work?

Did you know that the construction process of railway tracks has barely changed since the time that train travel was invented? Until today! That is until a Belgium-based company revolutionized their railway track construction process and laying procedure. Stabirail figured that using slab tracks instead of wooden sleepers had many advantages. Every day they are laying more kilometers of track. With the arrival of a milling machine, the production of the tracks is happening very smoothly. Due to the simplified railway track laying procedure, the tracks are safer than ever before. This construction process makes the railway track more reliable and lower in maintenance. Mounting rails was never this easy.

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