In general, railroad track is consists of rail, rail joint, railroad tie and Non- ballasted track, also called ballastless track, is the railway track. The technical concept of a railway track consisting of ballast, sleepers, and rails is very old and has stood the test of time. Such a system is simple and can be. When the new high speed line Nüremberg-Ingolstadt is opened for service in , more than km of ballastless track will be in operation in Germany.

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In Figure 17, the variation coefficient of static rail deflection for the same S. Underground and Tramway Tracks Ballastless Tracks.

Ballastless Track

Non-ballasted track high speed railway normally adopt non-ballasted track. With increasing speed and a lay-out of lines with extreme track parameters — e.

The values give information about the scatter of resilient support. Track modernization and improved track maintenance methods will enable high speeds and smooth journeys on Indian Railways. The reason for the ballast deterioration is the high contact pressure of the ballast due to a rigid support especially on bridges but also on grade with the perfect compacted subgrade, frost blanket layer and granular protection layer.

Building an elaborate train washing system used to be a very time-consuming job.

The journey of ballastless track – Global Railway Review

European Slab Track Symposium A guide to railroad track. Consequently in Korea, a frame shaped S. The experience in Germany and other countries has been that the conventional track may be used for speeds of up.


This type of structure nowadays ballwstless interesting due to modern production methods of the slabs and a more simple kind of coupling the six longitudinal bars by sleeves.

Bi-block applications guarantee a safe and reliable bond between the sleeper and the infill concrete as well as easier handling. The precise adjustment of the track up to the last millimetre while it ballastlesss being assembled at the construction site is the prerequisite for ride comfort as well as reduction of pressure loads experienced by the rolling stock.

In in Germany, an innovative structure was installed at Rheda station, consisting of a continuously reinforced concrete slab to which exactly aligned concrete sleepers were monolithically fixed by means of filling concrete Figure 4. Hence a fine cracking can be activated in a spacing of 0. As the foundation of whole railway track system, railroad track provides a plat for train. The restoration of the Berlin MRT system the S-Bahn enabled gaining of extensive valuable insights into the structural engineering of such track systems.

Its performance is characterized by top quality, functionality and safety. Ballastless or slab track design Ballastless track design offers many advantages compared to its traditional counterpart. Ballasted track is commonly composed of steel rail, railroad tie, railway fasteners and ballast bed.


A reduction of investment costs deems possible by use of a frame-shaped slab track. From the existing S.

Earlier RHEDA models occasionally developed longitudinal cracks between the trough and the infill concrete that could influence the long-term behaviour of the ballastless track system. This technology can be applied on a uniform basis on embankments, bridges, and tunnels.

Overview of ballastless track systems Ballastless tracks can be built on either asphalt or concrete supporting layers.

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The journey of ballastless track

If eight trains per hour activate a braking force of 80 kN per rail at the same track section the addition temperature rise would be 25 K 2i. Learn how railwwy comment data is processed. You may also like: Ballastless track design offers many advantages compared to its traditional counterpart. Due to the rigid structure of S.

BTD V2-structurewith concrete sleeper panel and anchors on a continuously reinforced concrete trck. Special advantages of this type of structure are greater independency under unfavourable weather conditions and the possibility of opening to traffic soon after construction.

Available measurement results indicate the expected favourable structural behaviour and prove the low maintenance requirements.