As part of Network Rail's £2.1 million Great North Rail Project investment, North Yorkshire’s iconic Ribblehead viaduct was 3D scanned and turned into a computer model by surveyors.
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Pradeep Sukumaran, Vice President - Business Strategy and Marketing at Ignitarium, explains how the company’s rail track defect detection solution – which uses aerial vision analytics – can use intelligent data to spot rail line faults without disrupting train schedules.
As trespassing and other illegal activity continues to impact daily services, Metro Trains Melbourne tells Global Railway Review about the range of measures and efforts that have been implemented across its network to deter criminals and limit delays.
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…
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.
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…
Detective Eric Gunderson of the Washington State Patrol led the accident reconstruction phase of the Amtrak passenger train derailment near DuPont, Washington, United States in 2017. In this interview he explains how using laser scanners and drones played a huge part in the accident investigation process.
As part of the First of a Kind competition, projects will receive a share of £7.8 million in government funding for innovative ideas to transform the railway industry.
The MOMIT project aims at developing and demonstrating a new use of remote sensing technologies for railway infrastructure monitoring. Here, Valeria Donzelli, Project Coordinator, explains how the solutions to come from the project will support the maintenance and prevention processes within the infrastructure management lifecycle.
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…
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have warned drone pilots to keep away from the railway or risk being taken to court and facing a £2,500 penalty.