Topic: Infrastructure monitoring

Fugro will measure platform gauges in UK

Dutch technology company Fugro is expanding its activities in the UK rail market. Its RILA survey system has been approved by the country’s infrastructure manager Network Rail for measuring the platform gauges. With this solution,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Finnish Railways collects data on turnouts

VR FleetCare and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency have started a new pilot project. It is devoted to the closer examination of 80 railway turnouts. The obtained data will help both participants to better understand...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Rails

Russia plans to equip rails with RFID tags

Russian Railways (RZD) will equip rails with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The relevant technology will be developed by RST-Invent, a subsidiary of state-owned holding Rusnano. RZD plans to use RFID tags to digitise the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Thales drones, source: Thales

Thales develops drones for autonomous trains

French technology group Thales is developing a concept of special drones for Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The air vehicles will be equipped with advanced optronics, infra-red sensors and other integrating leading technologies. The drones will...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Network Rail helicopters monitor tracks, source: Network Rail

Network Rail monitors tracks with helicopters

British infrastructure manager Network Rail provides condition monitoring of railway tracks with the help of helicopters. The air vehicles allow the company to cover large areas in a short amount of time, identify the smallest...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RILA system at Manchester Airport station, source: Fugro

Fugro inspects railway network of Wales

Dutch technology company Fugro has started inspecting the railway network in Wales and the border counties of England. The contractor will survey around 1,368 kilometres of tracks and will provide a holistic view of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn drone, source: Deutsche Bahn

Drones will inspect Deutsche Bahn infrastructure

Deutsche Bahn (DB) will participate in the pilot project ‘Urban Air Mobility’ to test the potential of drones in different areas. The German railway company plans to use multicopters for inspecting its infrastructure. The Urban Air...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko