Colas Rail turned to Pandrol’s Nabla Tram fastening system to help bring this ambitious project to life. It is an innovation with a proven record of success that features a plastic baseplate and Nabla Evolution components – a combination that supports cost-effective construction.
To date, we have manufactured more than 250,000 of these systems for smooth, speedy and safe installation across the UK and Europe.
They are made from lightweight composite material and have an inherently-high level of electrical insulation. Combining ease of application with high performance levels, it is compatible with several track-laying methods.
It is tailored for use in CEN category A tracks, especially tram tracks, and Pandrol was identified by Colas Rail as its trusted partner for the T3b line extension.
As part of this scheme, we manufactured and delivered more than 14,000 base plates.
Another added advantage is that our fastening system components are protected by a plastic cover that is designed to avoid concrete contamination; improve electrical resistance to 22 kΩ; and provide high mechanical and thermal resistance that allows the passage of road traffic.