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Investigation of baseplate pad life on the London Underground Jubilee Line Extension

31 January 2017 | By Jonathan Bray, Senior TrackEngineer at Amey and Stefan Vonbun, Product Manager & Lukas Mayer, Area Sales, Getzner Werkstoffe Manager

Following the inauguration of the Jubilee line in the later part of the 20th century, its subsequent extension by means of the Jubilee Line Extension in 1999 warranted stringent measures against structural vibration. London Underground enlisted the assistance of Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH for a suitable solution for its baseplate pads.…


Under Sleeper Pads: improving track quality while reducing operational costs

1 August 2008 | By Harald Loy, System Engineer, Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

More traffic, increasing axle loads and higher speeds are just some of the ongoing technical and economic challenges railway operators and track managers around the world are faced with today. Under Sleeper Pads (USP) have been proven to extend the service life of the track superstructure and help to reduce…


Bedding optimisation in turnouts

26 November 2007 | By Harald Loy, System Engineer, Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

Geometrical discontinuities along turnouts can lead to strong localised variations of superstructure loads. By using Under Sleeper Pads (USP) with varying stiffness, the bedding conditions can be optimised and as a result the turnout area can be smoothed out. Modern railway tracks need to be able to bear the loads…