Did you know that railway sleepers have been made from wood since the start of train travel? Even to this day, most railways in the world are made of wood. But as you can imagine, these tracks cannot handle the stress our public transport systems puts on them. That is why a Belgium company started testing a modern approach to the construction process and laying procedure of a railway track. Stabirail found out that the usage of slab tracks is more efficient for our transport system and it leads to superior stability. But they tend to have a labor-intensive construction process. And that is when the company created ballastless tracks to allow then to work faster with lower maintenance costs.
A faster railway track construction process with a mobile milling machine
The process of the construction of a railway track is an intensive one. It requires a lot planning since there are many components. That is why you trust the expertise of Stabirail. This company has made a machine to make the procedure of laying a railway track much more efficient. The use of a mobile milling machine, which they developed, makes that possible. It is a way to mill the concrete and make it perfect for the ballastless or slab tracks. By attaching the tracks directly to the concrete, they are more durable and less subject to deflection than the old wooden railways. The milling machine is operated by one man and makes the production of slab track railways more accurate.
Railway track construction with this company is an easy process
Having a hard time with finding the right construction process for your railway track? Till this day, a lot of tracks have movement in them, which makes travelling with public transport a risk. The use of concrete sleepers fixed this a little, but the tracks are still not good enough for our current transport system. Because the railway track laying procedure is an intensive process, Stabirail tried to find a solution. And they did. Instead of using wood, the use of ballastless tracks makes the process much less intensive. The slab tracks are directly attached to the concrete to make them reliable and low in maintenance. By laying railway tracks in concrete beds, they save a lot of valuable time in the laying procedure of the railway track.