Under sleeper pads

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Under sleeper pads provide vibration isolation and ballast protection. They increase the size of the contact area and have a load-distributing effect that reduces the stress between ballast and sleeper and consequently minimises settlement. Furthermore, hollow areas under the sleepers can be avoided by fixing the top ballast layer.

Under sleeper pads tested in accordance with EN 16730
Getzner has tested the most important under sleeper pad types in accordance with EN 16730. Getzner carried out some of the various tests on its in-house large-scale test rig. All specifications set out in both European and international rail standards have thus been met.

Sleeper pads installation track Berlin to Cottbus


  • Increased track quality
  • Ballast enjoys a longer service life
  • Can be installed quickly through pre-assembly on the sleepers