What are the advantages of ballastless slab tracks?

Business / Transportation and Logistics

Trains have seen much development in the past years. However, railway tracks have been operated on the same system for many years. The result is wooden sleepers that develop a lot of movement over time. This influences the reliability of our current transportation system. Stabirail developed solution to this problem, 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. Plus, they are very low in maintenance. This saves companies loads of money. There are more advantages though. They 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. They developed a new technology for anchoring tracks.

Making railway track construction an easy process

Having a hard time with finding the right construction process for your railway track? Till this day, a lot of tracks have movement in them. This poses a risk to public transportation. The use of concrete sleepers fixed this for the time being. However, since our current transportation system is growing the tracks are again lacking. Because the railway track laying procedure is an intensive process, Stabirail tried to find a solution. And they did. Instead of using wood, the use of ballastless tracks makes the process much less intensive. They attach the railway tracks directly in concrete beds to make them reliable and low in maintenance. By applying them directly to the concrete, they save valuable time in the laying procedure of the railway track.

A faster railway track construction process with a mobile milling machine

The process of the construction of a railway track is an intensive one. Due to the amount of components involved, it requires much planning. That is why you trust the expertise of Stabirail. This company developed a mobile milling machine to increase efficiency in the procedure of laying a railway track. This machines mills the concrete to prepare it for use with ballastless or slab tracks. By attaching the tracks directly to the concrete, they are more durable and less subject to deflection than the old wooden railways. The milling machine is operated by one man and makes the production of slab track railways more accurate. s