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 years. According to a news release from Axion, the tests performed by CTL Group on the ties proved they maintained their structural durability and showed no signs of degradation during 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.
Axion recently received another purchase order for ECOTRAX from LIRR, which intends to install additional ECOTRAX ties in various locations throughout Long Island.
"This order and the accompanying durability report are very exciting news for Axion," stated Steven Silverman, Axion's CEO and president. "It's great to have in-the-ground proof that Axion formulated rail ties perform well during many years of use and don't break down over time even in damp, harsh weather environments like those in parts of Long Island. This report demonstrates that ECOTRAX ties are a durable and cost-effective alternative to traditional materials. We are invested in solving customer problems by providing a high quality, consistent product, to meet size and performance specifications."