Heavy freight trains are those with an axle load of 25 metric tons and above or a total train weight of at least 5,000 metric tons – this means that enormous loads take effect on the superstructure components. With heavy traffic routes, the main priority is to guarantee the availability of the route. Long closure periods cost the operators a significant amount of money.
Getzner has developed solutions specially for this sector to increase the availability of heavy traffic routes. In addition, the installation of elastic components extends the service life of the superstructure and lowers the life cycle costs.
Getzner products and services are used successfully in the heavy freight sector throughout the world.
Heavy traffic route with axle load over 33 metric tons
Increased wear on superstructure components
Repeated periods of closure due to high maintenance requirements
„Modifying the stiffness enables the maintenance costs for a section of track to be considerably reduced. Getzner offers various solutions to this end. On the MRS track, the Getzner materials provide the superstructure with the required level of elasticity. In addition, it is clear that the rail pads do an exceptional job of withstanding the extremely high loads.“Antonio Merheb, Technical Manager at MRS Logistica S.A.