|Headquarters||Louisville, Kentucky, US|
|North and South America, Europe, Asia.|
|J. Heimann (General Manager) |
|Products||Switch machines, Railway signalling, Grade crossing signals|
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.)
The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Safetran was previously 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.
- Long Island Rail Road is implementing Safetran's Vital Interface Unit (VIUs) to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) along the two lines which span Long Island as part of a consortium upgrade of signaling headed by Bombardier Inc. and Siemens. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is implementing Safetran's PTC as part of the need to upgrade the two largest commuter rail lines in the United States to increase locomotive speeds, provide additional train stations, and address the growing number of commuters.
Major United States offices
- Marion, Kentucky
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Rancho Cucamonga, California
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Lee's Summit, Missouri
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
- "About Safetran" on official website (Wayback Machine)
- "Safetran history" on official website (Wayback Machine)
- Burco Services website
- "Safetran Systems Corporation" on Bloomberg Business Week, 22 Ago 2011
- "Siemens agrees to buy Invensys Rail", Railway Gazette , 28 November 2012
- Placentia, California website
- Railway Age, Siemens, Bomardier Pair Up
- Business Wire, PTC Upgrade
- Safetran Traffic website