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Undercutting Services

Undercutting Services
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Undercutting services from RailWorks help ensure effective track drainage and a strong foundation with proper track geometry:

  • Dedicated crews with decades of undercutting experience complete the work efficiently, up to 1,200 feet per hour.
  • Usable ballast is cleaned and returned to the track, and unusable material is transferred on the conveyor for disposal.
  • Our high uptime performance minimizes time on the track, which keeps costs down and contributes to our exemplary safety record.

Part of the Maintenance of Way Suite

RailWorks Undercutting services are included in our comprehensive Maintenance of Way (MOW) offering, which packages essential track upkeep services into a single, end-to-end program. This offers distinct value over a la carte services for business that require year-round track maintenance and helps ensure optimal performance 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Undercutting Services > Modules
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Undercutting Services Projects

New England Central Railroad

White River Junction, Vermont

CPR Infrastructure Expansion

Flaxton, North Dakota


There is nothing more important to us than the well-being of the personnel working on your rail system. When we go to work, our teams make a focused effort to act with safety as a top priority. That’s our promise to you.


North American rail authorities choose RailWorks when they need a dependable undercutting contractor. In our 100+ year history, we have earned a reputation for excellence by delivering on our promise of high-quality work that stands the test of time.


Undercutting may be routine work, but routine work is what builds great track systems. Make sure your undercutting partner is delivering to the highest standard by joining forces with a track authority more than a century strong.