BaFix – the Network Rail-approved ballast retention system

The BaFix ballast retention system is used and approved by Network Rail, and authorised by the LU. It provides a secure and innovative system for track shoulder retention, preventing loss of ballast over time, and creating a long-term stable border.

It is produced in six metre lengths and is available in three different heights – 0.5m, 0.7m and 1.0m.

Key benefits:

  • Network Rail and LU approved
  • Design life of up to 120 years
  • Quick and easy installation – time to install is dramatically reduced compared to gabion baskets and concrete ballast boards
  • Can be filled using automatic conveyor systems
  • Allows cable troughs or ducts to be installed within the system and easily maintained
  • Lightweight and economical
  • Robust solution to long-term railway maintenance issues
  • Made from high quality aluminium, zinc-alloy coated mesh
  • Eliminates damage to cable troughs and ducts
  • Can be used with Overhead Electrification Equipment (OLE)

BaFix can be used to maintain:

  • Permanent ways
  • Access ways running alongside tracks
  • Cess walkways
  • Run-on and run-off

For sites requiring the additional security of handrails or palisade fencing, Sleeve-It – a pre-engineered fence post anchoring system – can be used seamlessly with BaFix as an additional accessory for anchoring handrails and key clamp barriers, and providing stable fence footings.

Key benefits:

  • Provides a pre-engineered foundation solution
  • Designed to resist various load configurations
  • Enables key clamp barriers to be supported and installed into cess walkways
  • Palisade fencing can be installed into Sleeve-It quickly and easily to protect rail assets

For further information and installation instructions, please download our specification sheet here.

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