Mechanised track patrol

In September 2001, the Rail Infrastructure Corporation (RIC) began an innovation project that centered on utilising the latest imaging technology as an alternative to track patrols on foot. The potential was emerging for the new technology to meet on-foot track patrol requirements and to reduce safety risks to staff in line with RIC safety policy. From initial RIC investigations, mechanised track patrol systems were being investigated and implemented on overseas rail networks in such countries as the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and England. Today, the prototype Mechanised Track Patrol at RIC is entering the safety validationprocess at RIC prior to becoming an official RIC maintenance system. The prototype Mechanised Track Patrol system follows a 2 year technology and business process development and validation process. The RIC Mechanised Track Patrol system utilises two distinct image technology systems, the Benntec Railcheck system and the Geomatic Technologies AIM system. This paper discusses briefly the technology behind Mechanised Track Patrol and then presents the outcomes of the Mechanised Track Patrol trial with a summary of the benefits and limitations of Mechanised Track patrol.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 2003 annual convention

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01711556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:28PM