Axion International Holdings Inc. shipped 500 100% recycled composite rail ties to Calgary Transit for use in road crossings, where the transit line’s tracks intersect with roads. Calgary Transit has been a customer of Axion’s since 2009 and has purchased the Ecotrax ties annually.
Due to the environmental impact of wooden creosote ties, Calgary Transit started experimenting with a composite tie in road crossing areas in 2009.
Ecotrax composite rail ties are made from Axion's patented 100%-recycled plastic formulation. In manufacturing ties for this purchase order, more than 100,000 pounds of plastic were taken out of the landfill stream and converted into high-performance ties.
Axion currently sells its Ecotrax rail ties to rail roads and transit systems that include Calgary Transit, Edmonton Transit, Toronto Transit, MTA Long Island Railroad, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Miami-Dade Transit and New Jersey Transit.