Turnouts & Switches

Modern Turnouts
A modern turnout is a track structure composed of a switch, a frog and closure rails permitting a train to leave given track for branching or parallel track. The turnout systems can be applied for different traffic applications like:

  • Heavy Haul
  • High Speed
  • Mass Rapid Transit Systems in urban areas
  • All required gauges
  • All track systems as slab track and ballasted track
  • All required rail fastenings

The benefit of the turnout systems is based on minimized life cycle costs on account of lower maintenance, higher reliability and shelf life. Most importantly, turnout systems can be tailor-made for specific requirements.

The diverging path geometry of the switches is optimised according to the principles of vehicle dynamics. These cuts induce forces and thereby improve travelling comfort and service life.