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Introduction to Transit Products

Flexibility…  It is the difference that the Transit Products Division of L.B. Foster Company offers its customers.  As with all our rail products, we also provide transit solutions, delivering products customized to meet your specific needs, constraints and schedules.

Backed by ISO 9001:20015 registration, we take pride in providing superior quality, unparalleled expertise, and reliable customer service for the transit industry.  L. B. Foster offers products and services globally for both heavy rail and light rail transit systems.

 For the heavy rail transits, we offer direct fixation fastener and contact rail systems.  Vulcanized rubber bonded direct fixation fasteners offer the best balance for noise and vibration dampening, electrical isolation and ease of installation.  These systems can be utilized in turnouts, crossings, expansion joints, restraining rails and many other applications.  The contact rail systems can consist of steel, aluminum or steel/aluminum clad rails and can be offered as a complete package with insulators, coverboard systems, end approaches, anchors and other appurtenances.

 For the light rail transit markets, we provide embedded track systems in addition to direct fixation fasteners.  Whether embedded in concrete, asphalt or grass, our rail boot systems can provide resilient solutions to protect the track structure.  These systems provide electrical isolation as well as noise and vibration dampening to support your customer solution.  The accessories typically include steel or composite leveling beams, splice cuffs, rail clip systems, fabricated steel plates and miscellaneous installation material.

 We also supply hybrid products that apply across the light and heavy rail transit and freight railroad markets.  These produts include two-block ties, low vibration ties (LVTs), direct fixation fasteners and concrete anchoring assemblies among others.  We also offer the Rosehill Rail anti-trespass panels, crossing panels and walkway panels, as well as Pliteq GenieMat rail pads used for under ballast mats, under tie pads and resilient floating slab track mats.

 L.B. Foster also provides engineering and testing services.  Our dedicated R&D department and experienced engineers, with the aid of solid modeling and finite element analysis, can customize a solution for your specific needs and prove it out in our own custom laboratory.  The testing facility at our Transit Products lab in Suwanee, GA is state-of-the-art and designed specifically for the transit and railroad industries.  The laboratory’s expertly trained technicians can perform static, fatigue, electrical and environmental tests to simulate in situ conditions.  Our on-site lab allows us to speed up product cycles to serve you even fastener without compromising product integrity.

 Our products are currently operating in nearly every rapid transit rail system in North America and select systems throughout the world.  We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your transit needs; please contact us to discover the difference that L.B. Foster will make on your next project.

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