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Railway

Although relatively new to Railroad Industry, HDPE pipe to rapidly gaining acceptance in railway and intermodal drainage applications. HDPE pipe offers excellent structural performance while delivering long service life at an excellent price. Light weight 20 ft pipe lengths improve installation time, lowers installed cost, and improves jobsite safety when compared to concrete and metal pipe. The toughness of polyethylene withstands abrasive flows, corrosion, chemical attack, and insulates against stray current.


Tested at TTCI FAST, HDPE pipe is proven to withstand Cooper E-80 loading under high load cycles TTCI FAST Report. Or review the ADS Summarized Test Results.

Applications within this Market

  • Cross Drains
    N-12 HDPE corrugated pipe from ADS features a corrugated exterior giving it the strength needed to withstand cross drain installations.
  • Edge Drains
    High-traffic railways need to be drained quickly. Panel-shaped AdvanEDGE pipe offers fast drainage response and is perfect for all time-critical applications.
  • Slope Drains
    ADS pipe is used in slope drain applications to help with erosion control. Single-wall pipe is the most common pipe installed in slope drains.
  • Erosion Control
    ADS erosion control mats effectively reduce landscape deformation and hold vegetation firmly in place
  • Surface Drainage
    Sitting water can devastate a roadway. An ADS drainage system helps keep the pavement dry with little, if any, maintenance.
  • Culverts
    ADS pipe's durable design can withstand H20 and E80 loads, making it the ideal choice for all culvert installations
  • Water Quality
    ADS offers a broad range of water quality devices including BaySaver systems, StormTech Isolator rows, and Flex storm inlets.
  • Detention/Retention
    ADS offers pipe and chamber detention devices that meet many runoff detention or retention requirements.

ADS Railroad Storm Drainage Products

The nation's growth and viability depends on a sound infrastructure, and storm water management is a critical component to insure the long-term success of our roads and thoroughfares. ADS offers the industry's widest array of storm drainage products to meet the critical demands of the engineering design and contractor communities.

  • Single Wall
    Our perforated and non-perforated single wall corrugated pipe, in 3"24" diameters are ideal for drainage plans where flexibility, light-weight durability and economics are key to the overall success of the project. From temporary slope drains to permanent under drains corrugated single wall polyethylene pipe outperforms corrugated steel in chemical and abrasion resistance.
  • N-12®
    Since introducing corrugated dual wall pipe in 1986, N-12 pipe has become accepted across the nation as a superior alternative to reinforced concrete pipe and corrugated steel pipe. With the recent completion of 315,000 car, 100 MGT testing at under the FAST test tract at TTCI, HDPE pipe has yet again proven its structural integrity under high loading conditions. Available in 4"60" diameters, N12 pipe offers superior hydraulics combined with corrosion and abrasion resistance, to provide a strong durable choice for railway, intermodal, and roadway storm water management. "
  • Nyloplast Drainage Structures
    Constructed from heavy duty PVC, Nyloplast structures are the exceptional choice over heavy and cumbersome concrete manholes and drain basins. Drain basins, curb inlets, and inline drains are all easily installed with minimum equipment and manpower. Capable of handling H-20 loads, Nyloplast structures provide a watertight seal with excellent economics.
  • AdvanEdge®
    Our panel-shaped, geo-composite pipe is engineered for highway edge drains where a quick drainage response is required. Its unique flat shape and structural support creates a large surface area with a small installation footprint. It is easily installed using common plow-in equipment and is perfect tight trench applications.
  • Geosynthetics/Geogrids Erosion Control
    ADS offers a complete line of woven and non-woven geotextiles, geogrids and other road stabilization and erosion control products to support road and embankment construction through our relationship with SI Geosolutions and other national manufacturers.
  • Storm Water Quality Units
    Because of land constraints, underground Water Quality Units have become an increasingly efficient solution for treating storm water. These durable, lightweight structures have been specifically designed for fast installation and easy maintenance.
  • FLEXSTORM™
    FLEXSTORM Inlet Filters are the preferred choice for inlet protection and storm water sediment control.