Category: Rail Glass

Tempe, AZ Invests in a Modern Transit System

Glass design in Tempe Streetcar light rail

Tempe Streetcar is the first modern streetcar line in the Phoenix Metropolitan area (aka the Valley). Once complete in 2020, it will serve one of the highest transit ridership centers in the region.  Brookville was contracted to design and build six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcar vehicles.  The Liberty Street Cars will operate along a new streetcar corridor… Read more »

De-Icing Windshields for Cold Weather Performance

De-Icing Glass for Boats

Visibility and safety are two major concerns affecting the performance of glass windshields during the winter months. De-icing ferry, train, and other transportation windshields can be accomplished with special glass laminates that incorporate wire-grid technology. ProCurve Glass is your source for these heated glass products. The Spread of Windshield Cracks Increases in the Winter If… Read more »

Glass Roof Train in India Gains Popularity

Those people who travel using Indian Railways, the national railway system in India, are already treated to a delightful experience every time they sit down on a train. Indian Railways is known for providing people with clean trains that run on time and feature state-of-the-art technology. And now, Indian Railways has taken their service to… Read more »

Chemically Strengthened Glass: New Application

There are many types of glass out there in the world. There are some, like the glass used to make kitchen glasses and lightbulbs, that will shatter without much force at all. There are others, like the bulletproof glass used to create windows at banks, that are almost impossible to break without a bomb or… Read more »

FRA Testing for Train Applications

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is very strict when it comes to regulating the glass that is used on trains—and for good reason. Train glass is responsible for protecting millions of people across the country who rely on trains every year. The glass needs to be thick enough to prevent the damage that can be… Read more »