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Winter weather impacts transportation for millions in North America including the New York City metropolitan area. With weather disturbances comes the risk of mass transit systems, like subway transportation, experiencing delays and potentially being out of service.

With more than 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. Mass transit systems must remain fully operational. Let’s learn how contact rail heating can offer a solution to keep transit moving.

Advanced Preparation is Paramount

With the foresight to plan and prepare, New York City area mass transit systems are able to continue operating during large storms thanks in part to reliable nVent RAYCHEM rail and transportation solutions that enhance safety, comfort and performance for mass transit operations during winter months. Whether it’s de-icing, snow melting, freeze protection or other solutions, products from nVent RAYCHEM help ensure mass transit systems stay functional throughout inclement weather.

Contact Rail Heating Keeps Passenger Trains Moving

Among the solutions provided to the New York City area mass transit infrastructure is nVent RAYCHEM Contact Rail Heating (CRH) Systems. A contact rail, or third rail, provides power to rolling stock via an additional rail that acts as an electrical conductor. Typical in passenger transit systems, the contact rail is a critical part of track infrastructure that must be protected from snow and ice to avoid serious disruptions to service.

These systems are easy to install with custom spring clips and fiberglass channel attachment hardware. Heaters arrive at the job site pre-terminated for simple field connections

Decades of Experience, Thousands of Installations

There are more than1.5 million feet of nVent RAYCHEM contact rail heating cables installed throughout the New York City area’s rail systems, trusted to protect a network that serves approximately six million daily riders. With a custom design specific to Metropolitan Transportation Authorities (MTA) rail systems, Raychem Contact Rail Heating Systems prevent ice from forming on contact rails that helps keep trains moving even in the worst winter conditions.

nVent is the go-to source for keeping critical passenger transit systems on track during winter. To learn more and to see how RAYCHEM solutions can keep your subway system running during winter please contact our North American Rail & Transit solutions provider, Power Resources International Contact Us — Power Resources International (