Railway sector solutions that keep your trains running.
AIL has infrastructure solutions for virtually any railway sector application on today’s Class 1, Short Line or Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems.
Accelerated construction methods for the railway sector
Our engineered solutions ship economically to remote sites and install quickly with minimal equipment, material and labor requirements. And, that translates to fewer interruptions to vital railway sector traffic.
Turn-key, engineered approach
Progressive operators of Class 1, Short Line and LRT systems have quickly realized the many benefits of Big R’s turn-key engineered approach:
- Dedicated, in-house engineering team
- Proven design-build project partner in the railway sector
- Extensive knowledge of AREMA standards
- Quick turnaround for design and fabrication
- Full project cycle assistance and on-site supervision
- Many economical structure options to choose from
- Creative, value-engineered alternatives for railway sector structures
- Ability to meet single, double and triple AREMA clearance boxes
Your project partner in efficient railway and light rail infrastructure
With an extensive project history behind us, we are well-poised to help with project budgets and planning. The earlier we get involved, the more you may save.
Save time and money on your next railway sector project
Contact your nearest Big R Technical Sales Representative to learn more about saving time and money with our railway and light rail infrastructure solutions.
Abutments and Retaining Walls
Our Vist-A-Wall Precast Panel Walls or Wire Walls create cost-effective on-site abutments and retaining walls in the railway sector. Bolt-A-Bin cellular metal bin type walls are another economical option.
Featuring a unique geometry for generous rail or road clearances, Box Culverts are the perfect solution for long-span, low-rise situations with shallow cover requirements in the railway sector.
Culverts, Fish Passages and Drainage
We offer a full range of solutions to help stretch the railway or light rail infrastructure budget. Choose from round or pipe arch shapes in a variety of performance coatings.
Grade Separations and Approach Ramps
Supporting the heaviest railway loads, our Structural Steel Plate, Prefabricated Bridges and Retaining Wall Systems are the go-to solutions for accelerated design and construction in today’s busy railway sector.
Headwalls and Wingwalls
Our ability to design and supply buried arch bridges and their accompanying headwalls and wingwalls as packaged solutions creates additional opportunities to maximize value in railway sector infrastructure.
Overpasses and Underpasses
Choose our deep-corrugated Ultra•Cor and Super•Cor Arches and Box Culverts for larger railway sector applications. Choose Bolt-A-Plate for medium and smaller ones.
Rehabilitations and Relines
Our custom-fit reline packages can help salvage older culvert or bridge structures and avoid the cost, traffic interruption and environmental issues of a full replacement.
Sound Barrier Walls
With their lighter weight, lower installed costs and long-term durability, AIL Sound Walls are a perfect choice to keep the peace in neighborhoods along busy railways. They are also installed easily on narrow job sites.
AIL is a tunnel solutions specialist for the railway sector. Choose from several Structural Plate options, including THE EDGE Four-Flange Structural Liner that let’s you build tunnels entirely from the inside.
Vehicular and Pedestrian Bridges
Durable and low-maintenance bridges with spans of up to 400' can be installed in one day, allowing for limited interruption to railway sector traffic.
Water and Wetland Crossings
With difficult terrain and sensitive ecosystems, these crossings require extra care and engineering expertise. We can provide many types of solutions in refabricated Bridges, Structural Plate and Pipe Systems.
- Ultra•Cor Structural Steel Plate
- Super•Cor Structural Steel Plate
- THE EDGE Four-Flange Structural Liner
- Bolt-A-Plate Structural Steel Plate
- Pedestrian Bridges
- Vehicular Modular Bridges
- Vehicular Truss Bridges
- Portable Detour Bridges
- Corrugated Steel Pipe
- Vist-A-Wall Precast Panel Walls
- Vist-A-Wall Wire Walls
- Vist-A-Wall Two-Stage Precast Walls
- AIL Sound Walls
- Structure-Mounted Solutions
- Steel Bridge Decking
- Steel Sheet Piling
- Steel Cattle Guards
- Bolt-A-Bin Walls