New ballast-less track design, London

3 December, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Looking at the development and implementation of ballast-less track.
Looking at the development and implementation of ballast-less track.

About this event

RCEA Christmas Lecture.

Dr Ian Robertson, Technical Director, Alstom Transport, and his colleagues will present developments in track slab design started 7 years ago in France.

This solution is of particular relevance in the UK where there is a need for a smaller kinematic envelope and reduced maintenance, compared to traditional ballasted track forms. Higher service speeds and track laying rates are also essential.


Dr Ian Robertson
Technical Director, Alstom Transport

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