An Alternative To Traditional Timber Sleepers

To support the Tourist and Heritage railway industry in assessing the benefits of plastic-composite sleepers, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) collaborated with the Institute of Railway Technology at Monash University to develop Victorian standards for plastic composite sleepers. When compared with timber sleepers, these alternative sleepers claim to achieve a lifespan more than threefold that of comparable timber products. Furthermore, several types of composite sleepers are manufactured from recycled plastics and waste so they are more environmentally savvy and friendly.

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