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Safetran Systems Corporation
Industry Rail transport
Founded 1920; 97 years ago (1920)
Headquarters Louisville, Kentucky, US
Area served
North and South America, Europe, Asia.[1]
Key people
J. Heimann (General Manager) [1]
Products Switch machines, Railway signalling, Grade crossing signals
Grade crossing signal manufactured by Safetran.

Safetran Systems Corporation is a US-based supplier of switch machines, railroad wayside signal systems, rail transit signaling and rail-highway grade crossing active warning systems.[2]

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[3] 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 previously owned Burco Services[4] which provides warehousing, purchasing, packaging, pre-assembly and total "logistics management" for construction projects.

The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.[3][5] Safetran was previously part of Invensys Rail Systems; however, the Siemens corporation acquired[6] the rail company officially in April 2013.

Significant Safetran applications[edit]

Major United States offices[edit]

Safetran Traffic[edit]

The Colorado company named Safetran Traffic[10] 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.


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