Replacing the old carpet
Last November 2018 we started replacing part of the Monotral’s pavement, concretely the area in the articulated section, which was in a bad state. We started taking off metal joints surrounding the carpet.
Once aluminium profiles were removed, we started tearing off the old carpet, a laborious task because of both the impact glue and the nails that were added in various areas in order to flatten the bubbles appearing every now and then during service.
The wooden base was in a relatively good state if we take into account that it is almost 40 years old. The irregular surfaces were softened with a special putty meant for wood.
A pattern of the new carpet would be created by means of carboard from old cardboard boxes, conveniently fitted in the space occupied by the old one.