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Concrete Crossties - GIC Technologies by Nortrak

The “GIC Technologies by Nortrak” partnership offers a new generation of high performance pre-stressed concrete crossties tailored specifically for heavy-haul, shared-access corridor, industrial and yard applications. Additionally, “GIC Technologies by Nortrak” will supply passenger and transit railroads with crossties for ballasted track and rail seat blocks for ballastless track.

The “GIC Technologies by Nortrak” partnership leverages Nortrak’s industry-leading concrete quality and production capability and GIC Technologies ground-breaking concrete tie and block technology. Nortrak has nearly a decade of experience providing quality, high-performance concrete turnout ties. GIC Techologies innovative crosstie and rail seat support technology meets or exceeds AREMA’s design qualification requirements and offers significant advantages over conventional designs:

• Eliminated risk of end splitting/bond failure
• Reduced risk of rail seat deterioration/abrasion
• Reduced ballast pressure at the base of tie
• Reduced width of ballast section needed for new construction 

GIC Technologies crossties are currently in revenue service on several Class I and passenger railroads and exhibit excellent performance. For ballastless track, GIC Technologies rail seat block technology delivers the following advantages:

• Highly cost competitive
• Increased construction speed
• Increased adjustment capabilities 

Class I Freight - G13, G13X

Shortline & Industrial - G13X

Lightrail & Streetcar - MD14, G17, G13T

Commuter & Heavy Haul - MD14P, G13P, G13

High Speed - MK15