Cutting-edge live monitoring technology is being installed across Great Western Railway’s high-speed fleet of 93 intercity trains, set to boost fleet availability by over 100 days per year.
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An agreement between Hitachi Rail and Intermodal Telematics (IMT) will see monitoring sensors fitted to rolling stock so rail freight companies can monitor operations in real-time to improve efficiency and safety of services.
To combat low adhesion hazards such as leaves on rail lines, engineers and researchers have partnered to develop an on-board train system that will instantly detect issues and hazard hot spots.
Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director at Perpetuum, discusses how digital solutions such as continuous condition monitoring will challenge the industry’s preconceptions, change its business models and ultimately improve its knowledge of the assets our businesses depend on.
How can the railway sector utilise various monitoring techniques to ensure bogies and wheelsets are in top condition? How important is it to invest in wheelset research and what are the best methods to use for component inspection? What new ideas and concepts are there for the next generation of…
A world in which trains are never late and rail travel is cheaper, safer and more efficient may be only just beyond the horizon thanks to radical innovation and technology that has marked the next stage of the ‘digital revolution’.