Rail

L.B. Foster unit to supply Calgary light rail project

Posted on August 17, 2010

CXT Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co. of Pittsburgh, received a contract from the City of Calgary Light Rail Transit (LRT) to supply 14,500 CXT Concrete Ties and fastening systems for use in the construction of line extensions in the expansion of the system to the Northwest and Northeast of Calgary, Alberta.

CXT Concrete Ties began shipping for this project in June from L.B. Foster's Spokane, Wash., facility and will complete delivery by November 2010.

The company was also awarded a contract by general contractor SNC-Lavalin to supply 9,742 ties for use in the construction of Calgary's LRT extension in the western area of the city. This new five-mile transit line will travel from 69th Street SW to downtown.

"CXT worked closely with the city and their consultants over the years to maintain a concrete tie design that meets their unique specification," said Mark Hammons, national sales manager, L.B. Foster. The innovative design of CXT ties assures low maintenance and high durability during an extended life cycle, he said.

CXT Inc. has maintained a successful relationship with the City of Calgary since first becoming an approved product supplier to the city's light rail transit system in 1980, according to company officials. CXT Concrete Ties are installed throughout Calgary's light rail system.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Chicago Transit replacing airport escalator damaged in train wreck

The train wreck, which occurred in the early morning of March 24, 2014, when the operator allegedly fell asleep, injured more than 30 people and caused roughly $9 million in damage. The lead railcar had to be cut up to remove it from the escalator.

DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

NJ TRANSIT marks Newark Penn Station's 80th year

Opened in 1935, Newark Penn Station is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The station was originally designed and still operates as an intermodal facility serving pedestrian, taxi, bus and private vehicle traffic generated by the more than 50,000 transit customers who use the station each day.

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Alstom to develop zero-emission train

The new trains for Hermann-Hesse railway line will be completely emission-free. In times of increasing energy costs and higher level of pollution, the development of this technology is essential.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close