NJ TRANSIT Deploys AquaTrack Units for Autumn Rail Cleaning - Beginning Sunday, October 13, 2019
Units clean leaves and residue from the rails to prevent wheel slippage
Beginning on Sunday, October 13, NJ TRANSIT will begin utilizing AquaTrack, a high-pressure power washing system, which removes leaves and oily residue from the tracks in an effort to prevent train delays caused by “slippery rail” conditions.
The AquaTrack system has been in use by NJ TRANSIT since October 2003. It consists of two 250-horsepower diesel-engine units mounted on a flat car with an operator control cab. Two pressure-pump units dispense water up to 20,000 pounds-per-square inch directly to the top of the rail. The process uses 17 gallons of water per minute.
For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.