More and more modern railway lines are being built using slab-track systems. Highly-elastic Getzner baseplate pads are used on tracks of this type in order to ensure the necessary elasticity. They are placed between the rib plate and the concrete slab.
Elastic baseplate pads maintain the load-distribution qualities of the rail and reduce vibrations caused by irregularities in the wheels and track. The rail deflection during train passage can be reduced by adapting the stiffness distribution of the baseplate pad.
Using this solution, Getzner has realised projects in more than thirty cities around the world, as well as on various high-speed lines.