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Rail Construction

For the construction of safe and reliable rail systems, Herzog sets the bar.

Rail Construction Contracting Company

Herzog Contracting Corp.

Rail infrastructure serves as the backbone of our nationwide transportation network as it moves equipment, goods, and materials efficiently across the country and gets people where they need to go.

Herzog has the capability to self-perform all critical path work required to build the linear infrastructure that connects us and spurs economic development in our cities.

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Who We Serve
Transit authorities
Municipal governments
Rail Systems Expertise
Commuter rail
Heavy rail
Light rail
Freight rail
Track Specialties
Ballasted track
Direct fixation
Special trackwork
Industrial track
Crane rail

Capabilities +
Service Process

Our expertise and construction management services can help your project come in on time and under budget.
  1. Cost estimating
  2. Constructability reviews
  3. Scheduling
  4. Construction
  5. Equipment mobilization
  6. Integration
  7. QA/QC
  8. Safety management
  9. Maintenance-of-way


New track construction

Herzog delivers all work associated with rail infrastructure for mainline track, railyards, and vehicle maintenance facilities.

  • Track construction
  • Crossing installation
  • Welding
  • Track certification & commissioning
  • Track demolition/removal

Maintenance-of-way and track rehabilitation

Herzog performs routine maintenance and periodic maintenance of all complexities, including work on live track, where our specialty equipment helps us to build safely and cost-effectively. We can determine an optimal maintenance program to achieve maximum utilization of your rail system with minimum ongoing cost.

  • Work performed on live track
  • Equipment designed for safety
  • Specialized maintenance programs
  • Maximize utilization, minimize cost

Train signals and communications

Herzog installs, tests, integrates, and commissions a variety of rail systems. Wayside signal, communications, and highway grade crossings are at the core of what we do.

Wayside Signal & Communications
  • Train signals
  • Communications
  • Traction power
  • Overhead contact system (OCS)
  • Positive Train Control (PTC)

Rail bridges and structure

Herzog constructs timber, concrete, and steel railroad bridges of various sizes in addition to various types of retaining walls to meet the most demanding structural needs.

  • Timber bridges
  • Concrete bridges
  • Steel bridges

Station/civil construction

Herzog self-performs all disciplines on station platforms and manages civil construction for commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight projects.

  • Station platform construction
  • Civil construction
  • Station & civil management

Certified & diverse subcontractor management

We form strategic working relationships with certified small and diverse businesses on construction projects of varying size and complexity across the U.S. and consistently exceed owner participation goals.

Rail Construction Featured Project

West Rail Line

Herzog was the managing partner of the Denver Transit Construction Group (DTCG) joint venture that constructed a 12-mile light rail alignment from Denver to Golden, CO for the Regional Transportation District (RTD).


DTCG worked closely with the project owner and designers during pre-construction to provide value engineering, constructability reviews, risk identification, cost estimating, and construction scheduling. Construction highlights include:

  • 21 at-grade crossings and installation of double track
  • Three parking facilities and 12 stations
  • Two light rail tunnels and one pedestrian tunnel
  • 14 light rail or vehicular bridge structures
  • Replacement, relocation, adjustment and protection of existing public and private utilities
  • Underground storm drainage and surface drainage re-grading


  • 1,219,323 man hours and no lost time injuries
  • Received 27 industry awards in safety, innovation, and quality


Construction performed in full compliance with agency requirements.

  • Federal Transit administration
  • FRA
  • EPA