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Advantages

Stabirail is changing the world of Rail Engineering & Construction. Its revolutionary method for laying slab track leaves more room for design and functionality.

The boundaries for rail engineering and construction seemed to be set in stone for a very long time. Stabirail has been taking down these boundaries one by one with its new and ground-breaking method for laying slab track.

Compared to traditional rail construction, Stabirail has designed and developed a unique method for milling concrete blocks so that the rails can be assembled accurately and directly on the concrete. This guarantees, among many other advantages, faster construction times at lower costs.

Advantages of Slab Track by Stabirail

  • Fast working method: This new technology has proven to be the most efficient solution.
  • 2mm accuracy: The Stabirail system is operated by a 3D system, which allows for the highest accuracy.
  • Reduced vibration to the tunnel construction and buildings above: Vibrations caused by passing trains do not pass to the adjacent structures when riding over slab track.
  • Shallow construction height of the tunnel: Slab track systems require less construction height than their ballasted counterparts. This is advantageous in tunnels where headroom is limited.
  • Reduced dead load: The reduced construction height means reduced dead load.
  • Higher speed operation: Higher running speeds are achievable due to a greater degree of stability of the track bed.
  • Very low maintenance requirements: There are numerous examples of slab track installations where little or no maintenance has been carried out for over the last 25 years.
  • Long design life: A concrete slab track is constructed with a design life of at least 60 years.
  • Low whole-life cost: Slab track systems have proven their whole-life cost is lower than that of traditional ballasted track.

Efficiency (*):

Concrete Milling Machine
At max. 10 mm to be milled
At max. 20 mm to be milled

200 m/8 h - 600 m/24 h
135 m/8 h - 400 m/24 h
Drilling Train 150 m/8 h - 450 m/24 h
Anchoring Train 300 m/8 h - 1 200 m/24 h

 (*) based on limestone concrete
Stabirail - Doornpark 10 - 9120 Beveren - info@stabirail.com - T: +32 (0) 485 55 27 75