Ice blocks and switch systems

Monday, December 03 2018

Switch system

In winter, exo continuously monitors the switch systems to protect them from blocks of ice.

Where do these ice blocks come from?

In the event of blowing snow, the snow builds up beneath the train and melts on the warm parts (such as the brake shoes).

Exo is watching out for this!

While these blocks of ice do not hinder rail traffic, they can fall on the switch systems that allow the train to change tracks. Exo employees monitor these systems and remove any ice immediately. However, this type of operation can sometimes result in delays.

Want to learn more about exo’s winter initiatives? Read our winter plan.