Third Rail Safety and Anti-Icing Solutions

If the third rail on your mass transit lines freeze during winter storms, your overall operations will face their own big freeze. The absence of an effective third rail anti-icer throws schedules into chaos, gets your riders hot under the collar, and compromises passenger safety. In the face of the countless winter storms characteristic of colder regions, downtime and maintenance costs go up, the power goes out, and productivity plummets.

Third-rail anti-icing protection is critical because ice on a third rail will not allow sufficient electrical contact, thereby causing power problems which will keep a train from operating. Treating the third rail with Midwest’s railroad anti-icing products and railroad anti-icing spray systems will help keep rail transit running on schedule and provide greater safety for passengers and cargo.

Anti-icing Third Rail

Midwest’s third-rail ice-defying agent and third rail application system are applied prior to a storm or other extreme weather event. Both promise to maintain a clear, ice-free third rail, protecting you from passenger safety issues, power outages, and the resultant downtime that hikes maintenance costs and impedes productivity during and after winter storms.


  • Eliminates interruptions, downtime, and loss of power
  • Prevents ice and snow from bonding to the third rail
  • Keeps mass transit rails running on schedule during winter storms
  • Reduces wear and tear on contact shoes
  • Increases safety while reducing costs

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