Trelleborg Exhibits Proven Embedded Rail System at UK Light Rail Conference


Trelleborg Exhibits Proven Embedded Rail System at UK Light Rail Conference

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will exhibit at the UK Light Rail Conference in Manchester, England, promoting its range of embedded rail systems. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to view the Vector™ Embedded Rail System. This has been developed in conjunction with other market leading companies to offer a versatile track solution that is compatible with a wide range of surface finishes. This offers more choice to designers and specifiers, extending the options to improve the urban realm.  
Graham Swallow, Sales Manager within the Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, commented: “Modern light and ultra-light rail systems have to respond to increasing demands for long service life combined with reduction or elimination of environmental impacts such as noise, vibration and stray current.”

“Over the years, Trelleborg has established a range of second-generation vibration control solutions for constructing tramways and metro networks that work in harmony with our legacy solutions thus providing a complete and versatile approach for resilient support, combined with stray current isolation for embedded rails, special track crossings and switches. We look forward to displaying and discussing our solutions at the UK Light Rail Conference and to demonstrate how Trelleborg can align with the challenges of delivering a modern urban rail system.”

The Vector™ Embedded Rail System is based on high performance, one piece, molded, micro cellular foam with no voids or cavities. The boot incorporates features to simplify jointing and installation as well as providing wheel overrun protection and skid resistance. It includes features to simplify and improve the integrity of jointing between lengths of rail boot, enabling delivery of long lengths and to ensure that the most stringent electrical isolation requirements for modern light rail systems are met.

Trelleborg’s Pre-Coated Rail System offers a high level of stray current protection combined with low track stiffness to reduce adverse environmental impacts and to deliver better long term performance than other resilient solutions such as pour-in-situ polymer. The innovative, factory-based process ensures efficient use of materials to produce cost effective encapsulated rail, particularly well-suited for embedded rail renewal projects.

The 14th Annual UK Light Rail Conference brings together over 250 decision-makers for two days of open debate covering all aspects of light rail operations and development. Delegates can explore the latest industry innovation within the event’s exhibition area and examine Light Rail Transit’s role in alleviating congestion in towns and cities. Trelleborg will be present at the conference and in addition to the Vector™ Embedded Rail System, visitors will be able to explore Trelleborg’s other polymer-based rail solutions.