Uponor Snow-melt System Makes Commuter Platform Safe
October 23, 2012
SNOWMELT SYSTEM MAKES COMMUTER PLATFORM SAFE FOR RIDERS
The newly completed Northstar commuter rail provides a critical link for commuters along one of the most congested and fastest growing corridors in Minnesota. Each station offers distinctive amenities, including convenient connections to other transit options and area activities. Northstar trains provide service from Big Lake, located about 40 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, to downtown Minneapolis during peak commuting hours.
The main station is located in Ramsey, and it consists of two main passenger platforms and a pathway to a large parking garage. Each platform is 425 feet long and 26 feet wide, and crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubes are embedded in the platforms with a snowmelt system from Uponor to keep riders safe from slipping in the icy and snowy Minnesota winter weather.