NETWORK Rail Scotland is now using a track-based, three-dimensional scanner to quickly and precisely model its infrastructure ahead of the arrival of new trains.
The Trimble GEDOScan system – operated by Network Rail’s team of absolute track geometry (ATG) engineers – has been deployed to collect detailed information about the track and surrounding features such as bridges and platforms, quickly gathering precise, high-resolution data for use in track-clearance assessments on structures and tunnels.
The new system was introduced in April and is delivering higher-quality images more quickly and precisely than was previously possible. It also increases safety for engineers, who can gather much more detailed data while spending less time on the track.
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