The train and the way of traveling on it have changed dramatically over the years. That does not apply to the 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 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. By laying railway tracks in concrete beds, they save a lot of valuable time in the laying procedure of the railway track.
How does the railway track laying procedure work?
The construction process of a railway track has not changed much since the invention of train travel. 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 because it leads to superior stability. This construction process makes the railway track more reliable and lower in maintenance. Mounting rails was never this easy.
Choose for slab tracks with lower maintenance costs
Railway sleepers have been made from wood since the start of train travel. Even to this day, most railways in the world are made of wood. 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.