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Long Island Rail Road – Comprehensive Inspection Program

Asset management

  • 700

    Miles of Track

  • 493

    Undergrade Bridges

  • 81

    Overgrade Bridges

  • Long Island, New York

    Long Island, New York

Conducting a structural inspection for the busiest commuter rail road in North America

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, carrying 265,000 customers on 735 trains—daily. We were brought in to conduct a structural inspection, and one of our major challenges was the need to minimize the effects of our work on train operations.

The LIRR system has over 700 miles of track on 11 branches and 124 stations. Developing an efficient inspection schedule was complex and required coordination with various agencies to obtain approvals and safety training for inspection personnel.

We needed ladders and lifts (truck and rail-mounted) to inspect the system’s assets—under-grade rail bridges, rail viaducts, culverts, over-grade bridges, and tunnels. We performed load rating analysis on select structures and conducted special inspections and testing of electrical and mechanical controls, post-tensioning systems, truss pins, and high mast towers.

Once the structural inspections and load ratings were complete, we prepared reports and updated the LIRR’s inventory in their MAXIMO asset management software. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Garen Apanosian, Senior Principal

The most satisfying part of my career is contributing to the ongoing safety and security of the commuting public.

Stelios (Steve) Bertos, Vice President, Transportation Structures

By ensuring quality of our bridges and roadway structures, I help keep the traveling public safe.
Stelios (Steve) Bertos Vice President, Transportation Structures Read More

Stuart Lerner, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

As a frequent user of all forms of transportation, I have a great appreciation for the evolution of transportation and how it will be sustainable for the next generation.
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Steven Wallin, Senior Associate

Applying consistent attention to detail helps achieve a comprehensive and high-quality result.

Garen Apanosian

Senior Principal

Stelios (Steve) Bertos

Vice President, Transportation Structures

Stuart Lerner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

Steven Wallin

Senior Associate

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