As a leading rail expert, SYSTRA offers a wide range of services to the freight rail industry. We have served freight rail clients throughout the world. In the United States, our clients range from the Northeast to Florida, and from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest.Our work has encompassed planning, design, and construction-phase services for new and improved tracks, interlockings, grade crossings, signals, communications, yards/storage facilities, bridges, rolling stock equipment, operations and economic feasibility studies, and other equipment and capacity improvements.Representative Projects:
NYCEDC/Turner Construction Emergency Derailment Inspection
SYSTRA performed an analysis of a freight train derailment in Hunt's Point, Bronx, NY to determine the likely cause of the derailment and prepared a report of findings and recommendations. This process involved inspecting the vehicle and track conditions at the site of the derailment, interviewing client and railroad staff, taking field measurements, and researching rolling stock equipment specifications.
Through SYSTRA's investigations, it was determined that a combination of equipment and track problems was the most likely cause of the derailment. SYSTRA prepared a report containing a technical memorandum, equipment specifications, drawings, and color photographs for the clients’ review. SYSTRA also provided several recommendations for track improvements and vehicle operations to help avoid a similar derailment in the future. SYSTRA then awaited authorization to perform preliminary and final track design at this location to improve the track conditions.
Derailment Investigation Track Inspection