Did you know that ever since the invention of train travel, there barely have been any changes to the construction process of railway tracks? The system proved itself over and over. 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.
The ballastless slab tracks have many advantages
In the last couple of decades the way trains have been build and employed has drastically changed. At the same time, railway tracks have been operated on the same system for all of those 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.
Choose for slab tracks with lower maintenance costs
Since train travel has started, railway sleepers were made from wood. In modern times, this is still the case. Recently however, there has been a lot of construction and engineering. But as you can imagine, these tracks cannot handle the stress our public transport systems puts on them. That is why a Belgium company started testing a modern approach to the construction process and laying procedure of a railway track. Stabirail found out that the usage of slab tracks is more efficient for our transport system. But they tend to have a labor-intensive construction process. And that is when the company created ballastless tracks to allow then to work faster with lower maintenance costs.