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Watford Derailment Strengthens Mobile Mapping Argument

By [email protected] - 20th October 2016 - 10:24

Torrential rain is believed to have lead to a landslide close to a tunnel opening, near Watford Junction causing the 06.19 service from Milton Keynes to leave the track. Now geospatial experts are warning that a more robust system of monitoring the stability of the UK rail network is required to help prevent further incidents. “Detecting change is crucial,” argues Dr Mark Brown from 3D Laser Mapping. “Over the past year, we’ve seen time and again that more needs to be done to monitor the structural health of railway assets and infrastructure. We know that weather is getting more extreme and an increased number of incidents like this could easily happen. However, consistent monitoring can identify at-risk areas, providing early warnings to schedule maintenance and repairs”

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