Winter weather’s late arrival brings with it new challenges for public transit as railways along the East Coast contend with below freezing temperatures.
Why Cold Weather Wreaks Havoc on Trains
All the mild weather we’ve experienced early this winter seems to have come to a snowy end — the snow finally came around recently, in a big way. With cold spells and a giant blizzard slamming the East Coast, rail systems faced travel bans, highlighting the issues trains deal with in inclement conditions.
Winter Preparedness Checklist for Transit Systems
Severe cold weather and snow wreaks havoc on public transportation. Transit authorities must take preventative measures throughout the year to keep the city operating during the coldest months.
With Midwest’s Zero Gravity Third Rail Spray System, Snowstorms Won’t Freeze Mass Transit
Winter preparedness has become a pressing issue for rail and transit operators. As winters have worsened to historical degrees, some transit authorities have been forced into a series of closures and delays due to frozen third rails and iced-over switches. Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. has been providing innovative tools for operators to prepare their systems for harsh conditions, keep their …
5 Easy Ways to Avoid Icy Rails this Winter
Keeping mass transit and rail operations running during winter can be an ongoing struggle. Midwest has 5 ways to keep your trains safe and on schedule.