Special tracks for special applications
How can we make ballasted track systems even faster, more comfortable, and able to carry greater loads? RAIL.ONE is continuously searching for innovative track solutions that can be laid cost-effectively with existing technology. The wide-sleeper system, for example, combines the advantages of ballastless and ballasted track systems: it offers a high degree of availability, it is optically attractive, and it fulfils the highest expectations for ride comfort. Sleepers with elastic support mean the optimization of conventional concrete sleepers with respect to durability, track positioning, maintenance, and load-carrying capability. So far, so good: but we are going to continue our research for even better things!
Owing to their greater width and the resulting larger supporting surface area, these wide sleepers reduce the load stresses applied to the ballast bed.
The performance of ballasted sleepers is considerably enhanced by elastic pads: the result is reduction in maintenance costs and long-term improvement of track geometry.