Ballastless track system GETRAC® – Asphalt in top form
The GETRAC® systems offer all the advantages of a ballastless system – and are especially fast and uncomplicated in installation. A precondition, however, is highly developed asphalt technology – and we at RAIL.ONE are quite proud of our engineering expertise here. The chief characteristic of GETRAC® track systems consists of an asphalt supporting layer on which concrete sleepers directly rest. The sleepers are elastically connected to the asphalt layer by special concrete anchor blocks, which transfer the horizontal forces from the track span to the supporting layer. A major advantage of this product is its fast and simple installation procedure with conventional track-laying technology, and with high daily track-laying output. The GETRAC® A1 system variation has become well known in our segment over the past few years, for its outstanding operational characteristics. The GETRAC® A3 ballastless track system is the newest and highest-performance product in the GETRAC® line. The wide sleepers, an intrinsic part of this system, reduce track installation height: which makes it especially effective for tunnel installations.
In 2004, the German Federal Bureau of Railways (EBA) provided official approvals, without speed limitation, for various track innovations in the form of GETRAC® model variations. This approval accordingly signifies clearance of GETRAC® for high-speed track applications as well.