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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 come 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 full shutdown of revenue service is not an option. As snowstorms, icy conditions or other elements that come with winter weather approaching, 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 nVent RAYCHEM Solutions for Rail and Transit.

nVent 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 nVent 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. 

nVent 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.