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Rail Engineering & Design

Proven Track Record - with Railways and Industry
Tri Innovations provides optimized rail designs to suit your project needs - and schedule

As a mid-size full service engineering firm with decades of rail experience we understand how your facility will interact with rail. We work to understand what your needs are, and with our deep understanding of Class 1 railway process and philosophy, find you the best solution for effective operation and lower cost.

Our team can guide you through the railway approval process from conceptual design to construction, ensuring the success of your project.

  • Mainline Turnouts
     

  • Industrial Sidings
     

  • Storage Yards
     

  • Loading Facilities
     

  • Maintenance Facilities
     

  • Road Crossings & Bridges
     

  • Unit Train Facilities
     

  • Loop Track Facilities

Experienced with all types of rail projects
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Class 1 Railway Approval Process

Effectively navigating the track design approval process is important to avoid delays and additional cost.

Tri Innovations consults with the railway on behalf of the client in order to understand the type of rail service and determine appropriate design specifications. Tri Innovations has access to rail industry veterans with deep understanding of Class 1 rail operations in all regions.

 A conceptual track design is created to meet the clients needs. Project risks are identified, an operations plans is developed and a cost estimate can be provided.

Tri Innovations will prepare a conceptual approval package according to the specifications of the approving railway, clearly presenting the details which are examined by their engineering approval teams to expedite the process.

After the Client has received approval for their conceptual design, detailed engineering and design can begin order to create a package for final railway approval and construction. The services Tri Innovations provides during this stage include:

 The IFA package for engineering approval will typically consist of the following documents and drawings:
 

  • Drainage and Grading Details

  • Typical Details

  • Bill of Materials

  • Site Plan

  • Track Profiles and Alignments

  • Track Cross Sections

After railway final approval, Tri Innovations will incorporate any comments and issue the drawings for construction.

Rail Facilities

In addition to rail design, Tri Innovations offers full discipline EPC service with expertise in rail and truck transfer facilities. We understand how to build facilities that integrate best with the available rail options to improve site efficiency and reduce cost.