UK: Fugro has obtained Network Rail approval for its RILA train-borne track measurement system to be used for gauging the clearance between trains and platform edges.
The infrastructure manager has made extensive use of RILA for a range of projects since 2013, collecting absolute track position and 3D point cloud data at line speed for more than 40% of the network.
The latest approval will enable Network Rail to make further use of the dataset for more detailed analysis and fully defining the radii of curved platforms.
‘We are extremely excited about RILA’s potential for faster survey turnaround’, said James Sweeney, Senior Engineer at Network Rail. ‘RILA helps reduce the requirement for manual surveying, and the associated reduction in risk to staff is a clear benefit.’