Long Island Rail Road Uses Rail Ties Made From 100% NYC Plastic That Exceeds Performance Standards

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January 9, 2013

AXION International Holdings, Inc., a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX™ rail ties and STRUXURE™ building products, announced today that it has recently worked with Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the busiest commuter railroad in North America and CTLGroup, a global design and engineering firm, to conduct independent, third party durability tests.

AXION and LIRR removed several AXION formulated rail ties that have been in use at the eastern most end of Long Island near Montauk for more than eight (8) years. The tests performed by CTLGroup on these rail ties proved they maintained their structural durability and showed no signs of degradation over their eight-plus years of use. The tests further concluded that these ties meet and exceed the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) standards set forth for those particular tests, and in several cases doubled the AREMA standards.

CTLGroup was mentioned in this Jan. 9 NewsLI.com article. For more details, view the full article.

Source: NewsLI.com