Replacement of two hardwood timber turnouts with Sicut composite bearers; client specified local contractor used for prefabrication. Trams with 12t axle load, and speeds up to 60 km/h drive over the turnouts on a daily basis every 10 to 20 minutes. Welding and heating the rail is expected to be no different to procedures used when working with wood sleepers and bearers.
Mixture of Sicut composite bearers with dimensions 152mm x 304mm and 152mm x 254mm were used to replace the damaged and degraded timber hardwood bearers. Since installation in 2017, track data has confirmed gauge has remained within permitted tolerance.