As part of his presentation, Dr. Veit will present the results of the WINS study that was initiated by Getzner. The study confirms the "Financial benefit of sleeper pads (WINS)" – the life cycle costs of track systems can be reduced by using sleeper pads. Using the WINS study, Dr. Veit will be the first person in the world to provide statistical evidence for the cost-effectiveness of padded sleepers. Sleepers of this type extend the service life of tracks and significantly reduce maintenance costs. The higher the amount of traffic on a section of track, the greater the cost-effectiveness of sleeper pads.