|Features||Rubber Road||Bitumen Concrete/Road|
|Check Rail & Other allied accessories||Not Required||Required|
|Cost of Periodical Maintenance||Very Low||Very High|
|Shock Absorption Generated By Rail||Very High||Nil|
|Expected Service Life||Expected minimum 12 Years in Indian condition,
if the track is maintained as per MMC guideline.
|Ease of Track Maintenance (Full track)||Very Good||Highly cumbersome|
|Ease of Track Maintenance (At any part)||Very Good||Highly cumbersome|
|Ease of Machine Packing of Track||Possible||Highly cumbersome|
|Removal & Reinstate Time Of Full Crossing||Maximum 2 hours||Long time consuming|
|Removal & Reinstate Time Of Full Crossing||Maximum 2 hours||Not Possible|
|Load Bearing Capacity||Very High||Comparatively Low|
|Resistance To Water||Very High||Poor|
|Resistance to Chemicals||Very High||Moderate|
|Resistance To Electricity (Current & Static)||Very High||Poor|
|Performance On Distorted Track||Very Good||Poor|
|Skid Resistance||Very High||Poor|
|Environmental Resistance||Very Good||Comparatively Low|
After the demise of the old timber crossings, railways were limited to using concrete and bituminous road surfaces at level crossings. Since bituminous crossings were no longer deemed to withstand traffic loads and meet safety requirements and so concrete platforms became the alternative standard.
However, across the world there is a growing trend in the railways to replace concrete, bitumen or any hard surfaces with rubber crossing systems. We examine why
No Check Rail Required
Check Rail is no longer required in this system, the design itself allows passing of the projected part of the wheel. Hence the periodical maintenance of checkrail is completely waved. Checkrail gap is maintained.
Absorption Of Distortion
During continuous wagon movement rail track somewhere gets depressed. MMC Crossings system, unlike bituminous road, takes such distortion of rail without damage of track.
Load Bearing Capacity
The heavy duty grade is capable to withstand vehicle load of min 70 tonne for tracked/chained vehicle without spikes OR 40 tonnes for wheeled vehicle. The super heavy duty is capable to withstand upto 200 tonne multi axle truck load.
Ease of Maintenance
Removal of full track within 30 min. Reinstatement of full track within 02 hrs Removal of individual pad at any point
Continuous Traffic Load
MMC crossing system is effective in port situations where continuous use by maximum weight of 38 wheelers and other trucks.
No More Fatal Cases
Concrete Blocks are not suitable in crossing where safety is concerned. These blocks get disintegrated by continuous traffic load and may lead to fatal accidents in the crossings.
Contact Us for Technology Transfer for the Rubberised Level Crossing System.This system is applicable in all climatic conditions and railway tracks across the Globe.