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Standard Direct Fixation Fasteners

Designed, developed, laboratory proven and field validated, these track fastener systems offer unique advantages to trackwork engineers and maintenance personnel.

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The fastener designs are economical, easy to install and maintain, corrosion resistant, and quiet under load. They have an inherent design flexibility to meet a wide range of performance specifications.

L.B. Foster Transit Products' fastener systems are currently installed in the majority of the rail transit systems in North America, including Atlanta's MARTA, Washington's WMATA, San Francisco's BART, Baltimore's MTA, New York City Transit, Los Angeles' MTA, Portland's Tri-Met, the Niagara Frontier Transit in Buffalo, Edmonton LRT and Vancouver's Canada Line.

Other installations include AMTRAK, Climax Molybdenum and U.S. Steel. Our approach is to adapt to meet your needs. Let us apply our 30 years of track fastening experience to help solve your rail fastening needs.

Product Features

  • High or low longitudinal restraint to accommodate various system requirements

  • High or low lateral and vertical spring rate characteristics to meet noise/vibration requirements for either heavy or light vehicle systems

  • Rigid, resilient or captive spring clip design to attach the rail to the fastener body

  • Direct installation capability to concrete slab, wood ties or steel ties

  • Outstanding electrical isolation for protection of stray current flow

  • Mitre rail expansion joint fasteners, designed to function with mitre rail joints for bridges and other special applications that require electrical signal or power isolation, corrosion resistance and vibration/noise attenuation

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