Replicating Real-Life Scenarios to Assess Track Service Interruption Detection Technologies

July, 2024 – RT&S (Railway Track & Structures)

Service interruption of a mainline track may occur due to various events, including treefall, rock falls, washouts, or derailed rail vehicles. There is a need for technology to aid the railway to identify these events and make appropriate responses to avoid safety risks and ensure minimal impact to operations. A challenge with detecting these events is that they can occur almost anywhere on a mainline.  This requires the need for widely distributed detection of these types of events to ensure they are not missed.