Mechanised track patrol

In September 2001, RailCorp began an innovation project on Mechanised Track Patrol that centred on utilising the latest imaging technology as an alternative to track patrols on foot. The potential was emerging for new technology to replace on-foot track patrol requirements and to reduce safety risks to staff in line with RailCorp's safety policy. This technical paper will focus on the following aspects of Mechanised Track Patrol: System functional specification and technical requirements; Description of technologies used including latest developments; The protocols developed for using the technology to carry out inspections; Information on practical outcomes to date and RailCorp's strategy for the future of track inspections. Today, the prototype Mechanised Track Patrol system is being utilised for track certification on 250km of the most congested parts of the RailCorp network. It replaces every second foot patrol for normal operation and replaces all foot patrols during major events.

Media Info

  • Pagination: pp. 87-93
  • Monograph Title: Rail achieving growth: CORE 2006: conference on railway engineering, 30 April-3 May 2006, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01517148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:10PM