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Rail, Track, and Tie Testing

CTLGroup is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory and maintains a variety of custom test fixtures specifically designed to meet the laboratory testing needs of the railway, rapid transit and transportation industries. Our test procedures comply with North American and global standards including those established by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Chapter 30 and AREMA Chapter 4. Most often, these tests are conducted to satisfy the qualification requirements established by railroad or rapid transit authority’s construction project specifications.

Track components tested at the CTLGroup Transportation Laboratories:

  • Direct Fixation Fasteners
  • Special Trackwork Fasteners
  • Resilient Tie Block Fasteners
  • Welded Rail Joints
  • Insulated Bonded Rail Joints
  • Concrete, Composite, and Wood Ties
  • Tie Fastener Systems
  • Rail Seat Pads

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