For a long time, you are trying to find a right construction process for a railway track. However, it is dangerous to use tracks who have movement in them. The use of concrete sleepers fixed this a little, but the tracks are still not good enough for our current transport system. 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. The slab tracks are directly attached to the concrete to make them reliable and low in maintenance. By applying them directly to the concrete, they save a lot of valuable time in the laying procedure of the railway track.
A longer lifespan is guaranteed with slab tracks
If you compare a train made 100 years ago and a train of today, you would see a lot of differences. However, this does not apply to tracks. 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, a company specialized in construction and engineering, 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
Unfortunately, railway tracks have not seen much development over the years. Wooden sleepers are still used, which can be a risk for the 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.