Network Rail has awarded Fugro a contract for a RILA survey of a major part the rail network on the Western Route in England.
The project will involve collection of nearly 1000 route miles of RILA data, providing asset and track position information that will be used by Network Rail to support a gauging programme and validation of track position. Fugro’s RILA survey will capture an estimated 97 % of all track and lineside structures to provide a holistic and accurate view of the Western network.
The unique RILA train-borne survey technology will be deployed in collaboration with the Network Rail Western Route team and Great Western Railway on passenger services operating throughout south-west England. To ensure survey work can continue during the Covid-19 outbreak, when passenger trains are reduced, some parts of the survey will be carried out with the RILA survey unit attached to a dedicated locomotive rather than an in-service passenger train. Fugro has worked closely with Network Rail and Freightliner to modify procedures and agree work methods that incorporate social distancing and safeguard all personnel.
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