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Winter Safe Solutions Protecting New York Area Mass Transit

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Feb 8, 2018 7:43:44 AM

Recent snowstorms have impacted transportation for millions along the east coast of North America. Among the areas affected by the inclement weather is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, the New York City area. With weather disturbances comes the risk of mass transit systems like rail transportation being delayed and potentially being out of service. 


But with over 20 million people living and working in the New York City metro area, temporary delays or a full shutdown of revenue service is not an option. As snowstorms, icy conditions or other elements that come with winter weather approach, questions in how mass transit will remain fully operational arise and must be answered ahead of time. 

Fortunately, with the foresight to plan and prepare, New York City area mass transit systems were able to continue operating during the large storms thanks to reliable Raychem SOlutions for Rail and Transit. 

Raychem Rail and Transit Heating Solutions enhance safety, comfort and performance for mass transit operations during winter months. Whether it’s de-icing, snow melting, freeze protection or other solutions, Raychem Rail and Transportation Heating Solutions are able to help ensure mass transit systems stay functional throughout inclement weather. 

Among the solutions provided to the New York City area mass transit infrastructure is Raychem Contact Rail Heating cables. Raychem has over 1.5 million feet of contact rail heating cables throughout the rail system to prevent ice and snow accumulation on tracks and reduce costly maintenance while also reducing any service interruptions. With a design specified for modern rail systems, Contact Rail Heating cables reduce the potential for in-service damage. 

Raychem also has over 1,200 Switch Point and Switch Rod Heaters installed to provide Switch Heating solutions throughout the region's mass transit setup. Switch Heating solutions offer reliable technology for track switch snow melting and de-icing applications. With their rugged and unique design, Switch Heating systems result in an energy efficient and easily maintained heat transfer solution.

Our Winter Experts will host a free webinar on February 22nd which will cover a wide range of heating solutions and applications for the Rail and Transit Industry. For additional details and registration, click here: 


The webinar will be held on February 22nd at: 

  • 8:00 am Pacific
  • 9:00 am Mountain
  • 10:00 am Central 
  • 11:00 am Eastern

Topics: Winter Performance, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Surface Snow Melting, Solutions for Rail and Transportation

About our blog

Winter is a time to enjoy, not to fear the hardships it sometimes brings. In this blog, our Raychem Winter Experts share knowledge and tips on how to take the stress out of the colder days of the year. We specialize in keeping:

  • processes and operations running smoothly in industrial environments
  • buildings, infrastructure and the people using them safe from harm in commercial and residential environments.

No matter how extreme the weather conditions, Raychem winter solutions offer the best insurance for your processes and property against snow and ice-related emergencies.

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