The advantages of using slab tracks instead of wooden sleepers


There is not much of a change in the process of a railway track. Since the invention of train travel, a lot is quite the same. However, it changed when a Belgium-based company came with innovative ways in the railway track construction process and laying procedure. Stabirail, a specialist in construction and engineering, figured that using slab tracks instead of wooden sleepers had many advantages. Every day they are laying more kilometers of track. With the arrival of a milling machine, the production of the tracks is happening very smoothly. Due to the simplified railway track laying procedure, the tracks are safer than ever before. This construction process makes the railway track more reliable and lower in maintenance. Mounting rails was never this easy.

A longer lifespan is guaranteed with slab tracks

Are you working as a constructor of train railway tracks? Then you would notice that tracks stayed the same for the last years. You can imagine what our fast transport system does with these old, wooden tracks. It makes them less reliable and over the years they start to move. Stabirail developed a more secure way of the railway track laying procedure. Their ballastless slab tracks rest on concrete. This concrete has been poured in a certain way to make it stronger. During the construction process of the railway, the track is directly attached to the concrete. This makes the tracks especially suitable for subway or metro construction, and it guarantees a longer lifespan.

Choose for slab tracks with lower maintenance costs

In the beginning of train travel, railway sleepers were made from wood. Still today, most railways in the entire 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. 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.