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Network Rail’s infrastructure monitoring surveys from the sky

15 April 2020 | By

Network Rail’s Air Operations Team use a variety of visual and thermal imaging techniques, plus drone technology, to safely and efficiently inspect infrastructure, whilst minimising disruption for passengers. As part of the team, Sean Leahy, National Aerial Survey Specialist, explains the work involved in gathering images and data, and the…

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Global Railway Review Issue 2 2020

14 April 2020 | By

This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.

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Advances in Australian rail asset management

10 December 2019 | By

John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) writes that while the fundamentals of asset management have remained the same for decades, new technology and innovations such as sensors, wayside monitoring and drones are making asset management in rail more predictive, efficient and in…

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Smart tracks, drones, VR and much more at Infrabel’s Digital Days

6 June 2019 | By

Infrabel – the Belgian railway infrastructure manager – recently hosted its ‘Digital Days’ event and welcomed more than 1,000 visitors to discover the latest digital technologies for the 'track of the future'. Carel Jonckheere, Infrabel’s Digital Railway Programme Director, provides an overview of the event which immersed participants in live…