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Coverboards and Brackets


These systems have been installed across North America. Each one has been specifically designed to meet the transit agency's special criteria and to perform effectively under local climate conditions such as wind, snow and ice.

The coverboards are made predominately of a strong, lightweight fiberglass composite which provides high levels of electrical insulation and includes low-smoke, flame-resistant materials. They are easily installed on new or existing systems.

You can see the L.B. Foster Transit Product's coverboard systems in service in many U.S. transit systems- among them Washington's WMATA, Baltimore's MTA, Atlanta's MARTA, SEPTA, New York City Transit, Amtrak, San Francisco's BART, and Los Angeles' MTA.

Let us show you one of our existing coverboard systems, or design a new one to meet your special needs. Discover the difference L.B. Foster contact rail coverboard systems can make in your transit operation.

Coverboard Brackets

We have strong coverboard bracket systems that are made from electrical isolating fiberglass material that is proven to withstand hostile environment. This material and the design of the brackets are such that they will hold the coverboards in place under heavy static and impact loads. The material also electrically isolates the contact power rail from ground. We have brackets for under running, over running and side running contact power rail systems that will work with all types of contact rail.

In addition to the fiberglass bracket systems, we have the steel brackets that attach to the wood ties, concrete ties and other structures.

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