GenieMat® RAIL

Vibration mitigation and ballast protection

GenieMat RTP
GenieMat BST
GenieMat FST

Your Partner FOR Sustainable Rail Lines

There are three main ways to mitigate vibration from transit & freight:

Installed directly beneath the ballast, ballast mats are in many cases the most efficient means of impact and vibration reduction. Pliteq GenieMat BST is tailored specifically to your project, and features a protection layer designed to withstand millions of loading cycles.

This is an isolating element that sits between the floating slab and structural trough below.

For substantial ground-borne vibration mitigation, a mass-spring system is considered the most effective vibration isolation design. 

GenieMat FST isolators are designed to meet project specifications in continuous, linear, and discrete configurations.

Railway tie pads disperse load, reduce impacts, and increase ballast stability by allowing ballast embedment.

Embedded directly into ties during the manufacturing process, Pliteq GenieMat RTP are designed to disperse load and reduce impacts in the most cost-effective manner.

What type of traffic can GenieMat Rail products be used under?

Whether your project is conventional or cutting-edge, Pliteq can help. 

Standard GenieMat RAIL products cover the range of static and dynamic stiffnesses, and all properties can be tailored to a project’s specific needs. 

Various Rail types

Compliance Engineering: Which Product is Best for my Project?

Your project might be connecting countries, cities or blocks and could pass under, over, and through various landscapes.

Each will require a differing system to suit both the landscape and the rail type. 

The principles applied by GenieMat RAIL products remains the same: reduce vibration at the source to mitigate impact on the local surroundings.

Insertion loss and dynamic rail deflection are two project specifications which will help determine the correct product to use. 

Using these characteristics in combination with the actual or predicted vibration levels will aid compliance engineering. 


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The insertion loss of a vibration isolation system is defined as the amount of attenuation provided by the system. It is a function of the train, the track structure, the -sub-soil stiffness, and the resilient element. The key conditions to measure vibration isolation system adequacy are dynamic bedding modulus at the problem frequencies, as well as the loss factor.  


Rail Dynamic Rail deflection Graph 2 01

Pliteq uses deflection models in line with the most recent industry practices to monitor the deformation of all railway components under static and dynamic loading scenarios.

All components of the track are taken into consideration to align the predicted values with the project’s design.

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