Trains have seen great innovation in recent years. Tracklaying, by contrast, has barely changed in decades. However, a lack of development does not imply the system has been perfected. The classic technique of using wooden sleepers is showing its age. Over time, these deform and shift, shifting tracks sufficiently to roughen the ride, and increasing the chance of derailment. In response to such concerns, Stabirail has developed concrete-anchored ballastless tracks. These rails are embedded in a concrete base, and are thus protected from temperature effects. This lack of susceptibility improves the longevity of the track, and makes for a smoother ride. With a short construction time and little maintenance required, this new railway track process seriously reduces overhead. As if that was not enough, these ballastless tracks are the most accurate on the commercial market, capable of millimeter tolerances.
Your railway track construction process, made straightforward
Looking for the right construction process for your commercial railway track? As our railway systems keep growing, older construction techniques are proven no longer adequate where safety and maintenance are concerned. Stabirail’s unique method uses an autonomous tracklaying system to resolve these issues. A concrete milling train builds the trackbed to an exacting standard of accuracy. Another train follows to drill holes for track anchors, using a water-cooled diamond bit. The final train is equipped with a crane to lift the ballastless tracks into place so workers can secure them. This integrated track construction process significantly reduces the time required to get your railway operational.
Choose Stabirail’s innovative process for your railway project
Laying track no longer has to be the lengthy process it used to be. By doing away with a large amount of required parts and obtaining computerized accuracy, Stabirail has pioneered the bottom-up construction process. Ballastless track doesn’t have to be assembled track-first anymore – Stabirail’s multi-train system starts with the stability of the concrete base. This even allows for easy construction of track on bridges. By laying the base first, the weight differential has time to take effect before the rails are put in, avoiding warping. If you are constructing a tunnel, the bottom-up process integrates slab tracks with the tunnel floor for perfect structural integrity.