As a leading railroad contractor in the United States, Hulcher Services plays a big role in helping the railroads meet the requirements of the Positive Train Control (PTC) Program.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, "PTC systems are integrated command, control, communications, and information systems for controlling train movements with safety, security, precision, and efficiency."
Positive Train Control - PTC promises to improve safety on the railroads by reducing the probability of collisions between trains, casualties to roadway workers and damage to their equipment. The system will also improve security by providing more precise monitoring and remote intervention capability.
In addition to improving safety and security, Positive Train Control - PTC systems also help railroads to control and implement their scheduled operations more effectively, and enjoy improved asset utilization and greater track capacity.
Hulcher supports the implementation of railroads' Positive Train Control - PTC system with various critical contractor services, primarily involving the demolition of old signals bridges and structures. Hulcher is uniquely positioned to support the PTC initiative:
Our experienced crews can work seemlessly to support your signals or engineering teams as they build in the new infrastructure for the future PTC system.
Positive Train Control - PTC is a high profile program with regulatory and technical impacts that affect your entire network. When you need a railroad contractor to support your PTC projects, choose a contractor with the experience, certifications, availability, equipment and expertise to help you meet the requirements and be ready when the new system goes online.
For more information about how Hulcher Services can support your Positive Train Control - PTC projects, please contact our 24/7/365 Customer Service Center at 800/637-5471.
|Case Study - Hulcher Services Demolishes Signals Bridge, Cantilever and Signals Tower for Positive Train Control (PTC) Project
The railroad installed new signals along a two-mile stretch of track to support Positive Train Control (PTC) when that program goes online. They needed to have an existing five-track signal bridge, cantilever and tower removed and the new signals rotated into place over the tracks.
Photos of Positive Train Control - PTC Projects