Originally introduced in the 1980s, today’s evolution of the DRS baseplate is the trusted solution for metro, light rail and mainline slab tracks worldwide.
The DRS baseplate is adjustable, can be installed in different ways and is available in a range of configurations, making it a versatile option for all non-ballasted tracks and rail types.
Its versatility also means that it is the ideal solution for new-build tracks, renews and retrofit applications.
The resilience provided by the baseplate’s rubber pad mitigates the effects of ground-borne vibration and secondary noise.
High levels of electrical insulation increase the product’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
The compact footprint provided by the 2-hole baseplate reduces the size of pre-cast concrete elements required.
The DRS system is available with different baseplate configurations: a 2-hole offset footprint and a 4-hole inline.
The 2-hole DRS baseplate provides a very compact footprint.
The baseplate system provides an exceptionally high level of electrical insulation, with the rail insulated from the baseplate and the baseplate insulated from the concrete slab.
The DRS baseplate achieves typical lateral adjustment of +/-5mm, with additional adjustability possible to meet specific requirements. Typical vertical adjustment of up to 12mm can be achieved with shims.
Rail fastening clips for the DRS baseplate are available in low toe load and a zero longitudinal restraint (ZLR) configuration to deal with the effects of track structure interaction.