The future of rail traffic has already arrived. The RHEDA 2000® system is our contribution to ICE technology: this track is ideal for heavy loads, for extreme speeds, and with top safety. The monolithic, ballastless RHEDA 2000® system represents the most advanced stage of development in the RHEDA family. This system is used for mainline tracks, especially on high-speed routes. Chief characteristics of the supporting concrete slab include its lack of a trough, and its use of a modified bi-block sleeper with a lattice truss. The development of special turnout sleepers for the RHEDA 2000® system means that track and turnout are totally compatible: the uniform structural height and the reduced weight enable significant time and cost benefits in project engineering and installation. As a result of the monolithic structure of the track-supporting layer, and the low overall structural height, this system is outstandingly suited for applications for earthwork systems, tunnels, and bridges.
Another system solution is the new ballastless track system without continuous reinforcement. Its structural design and functional principle puts it at the forefront of transportation infrastructure construction – and has eliminated the need for continuous reinforcement previously used in the RHEDA 2000® system. With the elimination of reinforcement construction time can be shortened and costs lowered. The influences of the reinforcement on the signalling technology and earthing are thus also minimized. The new system is also particularly well-suited for use in France, Spain, and Asia, where the UM71 DC circuit system is used.