High speed modular installation High speed modular installation for high speed rail.

PCAT (PreCast Advanced Track) is a new concept in railway construction and challenges the traditional engineering method of supporting railway track on loose ballast. Whilst the loose ballast method has some advantages in that it has a relatively low first cost, it has some very significant drawbacks, including:

  • Enormous on-going maintenance costs & liability
  • The ballast must be completely replaced periodically with new primary aggregates (huge carbon impact).
  • Unbound ballast has limited suitability (increased maintenance requirements) for High Speed Rail. 
  • Unbound ballast is unsuitable for Ultra High Speed Rail

 

PCAT is the new solution to cost effective construction of new railways and for ballast replacement projects on existing railways. PCAT provides the obvious solution (replacing unbound ballast with a low maintenance slab track) but also addresses the traditional drawbacks of slab based systems – notably speed of construction and capability to be maintained. For more information see What is PCAT 

Pre Cast Advanced Track Ltd is a joint venture between two established transport sector businesses Pavement Innovations Ltd and Stirling Lloyd Group PLC.

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PreCast Advanced Track Ltd.
Union Bank

King Street
Knutsford

Cheshire

WA16 6EF, UK

T: +44 (0)1565 633111

F: +44 (0)1565 633555

E: info@precastadvancedtrack.com

PCAT 2016 (heavy) Brochure

All you need to know about PCAT Heavy Slab systems in a 4 page booklet.

PCAT 2016 (Light) Brochure

All you need to know about PCAT Light Slab systems in a 4 page booklet.

PCAT 2016 Heavy Rail Slab
PCAT 2016 (Heavy).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.7 MB]
PCAT 2016 Light Rail Slab
PCAT 2016 (Light).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]