The most commonly used railway track construction process is quite outdated and is a very time consuming job. Technology has advanced so much over the past years. The question rises, why hasn’t this process taken a step up? Stabirail has created a unique method of laying ballastless tracks with many advantages compared to their traditional predecessors. Superior stability, the absence of deformation and a shallower construction height are just some of these advantages. This method of laying ballastless tracks is especially suited for laying railway tracks over bridges or in tunnels.

How are the ballastless tracks laid?

The railway track construction process works with three consecutive machines. First, the concrete milling machine mills the railbeds with millimeter accuracy. This is a continuous process in which entire concrete blocks are milled simultaneously. This machine is operated by a 3D system and is capable of working on parabolic transitional curves and transitional slopes. Next, the drilling train comes through. It drills the holes to anchor the ballestless tracks. Lastly, the anchoring train anchors the tracks in place. The total process is very quick and will be laid with reduced vibration to the possible tunnel construction and the buildings above.

The many advantages of this process

The railway track construction process of Stabirail has many advantages. It is a fast working method that operates with millimeter accuracy, which means it has short construction time. It has very low maintenance requirements and has a long design life. This means the whole-life costs are low. Are you interested in this construction process yourself? These slab track designs are mostly used for railway tunnels or high speed railways. Make sure to contact Stabirail with any of your queries. Their knowledgeable employees are more than happy to help you in finding the best solution for your intended application.