|Fate||Acquired by Siemens (as part of Invensys Rail Systems) in 2013.|
|Headquarters||Louisville, Kentucky, US|
|Area served||North and South America, Europe, Asia.|
|Key people||J. Heimann (General Manager) |
|Products||Switch machines, Railway signalling, Grade crossing signals|
|Website||Safetran at Siemens website|
The company is a major supplier of freight/commuter rail and transit signal systems with projects on CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, BNSF, Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation), MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority), Metra (Chicago), Metrolink (Los Angeles), Metropolitan Transit, New Jersey Transit, New York City Transit, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) and others.
Safetran was founded in 1920 when Safetran's predecessors started developing and fielding products for the growing railroad infrastructure (See Timeline of United States railway history for details about the significant development of the United States' rail infrastructure.)
Safetran was founded in 1920 and has headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Safetran was previous part of Invensys Rail Systems however the Siemens corporation acquired the rail company officially in April 2013.
Significant Safetran Applications
- The Northeast Corridor of the United States utilizes hardware and software developed with the Alstom corporation to offer an Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System solution for Amtrak services along the Corridor.
- The Brighton park crossing and Pershing Main interlocks utilize Safetran's Grade crossing predictor hardware and software, modernizing one of Chicago's many historic (and increasingly obsolete) crossings.
- The city of Placentia, CA implemented a Quiet Zone utilizing Safetran Grade Crossing Predictors, Wayside Access Gateways, Spread Spectrum Radios, and Home/Distant Link hardware and software.
Major United States Offices
- 939 S. Main St, Marion, Kentucky, 42064
- 7775 Baymeadows Way Suite 250, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256
- 9568 Archibald Ave Suit 100, Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730-5710
- 2400 Nelson Miller Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky, 40223
- 200 Nemulberry St Lees Summit, Kansas City, Missouri, 64086
The Colorado company named Safetran Traffic shares the same company logo as Safetran the rail supplier company, however while the two companies share a common history, Safetran Traffic split from the parent Safetran Corporation and operates independently.
- Safetran Systems Co. profile at Insideview website
- Safetran, Louisville, KY. "About Safetran." Accessed 2013-06-24 (Wayback Machine)
- Safetran History  Accessed 2013-06-24 (Wayback Machine)
- Burco Services  Accessed 2013-06-24
- Bloomberg Business Week. "Safetran Systems Corporation." Accessed 2011-08-22.
- Safetran. "Safetran History." Accessed 2013-06-24 (Wayback Machine)
- Railway Gazette "Siemens agrees to buy Invensys Rail", 28 November 2012
- City Web Site  Accessed 2013-06-24
- Safetran Traffic  Accessed 2013-06-24
- Invensys Rail at Siemens website
- Safetran Traffic (related company)
- Safetran official site (archive 2010)
- Video showing Safetran mechanical crossing bells -- Accessed 08/Jul/13