25th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

The Educational Railroading Conference Leader Since 1994

NextSense Abstract:

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Track Geometry - Use and Advantages of a portable measurement system

Track geometry data contributes significantly to a safe operation of trains. As an example, the data is used in the calculation of the maximum possible speed on a track. The analyzing of this data can reveal track irregularities, help to determine the maximum possible train speeds or predict necessary maintenance work. A portable system for measuring the track geometry enables infrastructure maintenance teams to conduct quick on the spot inspections. Also when the inspection of the track geometry with a track measuring vehicle leads to missing or invalid measurement data, a portable system can be used to verify or complete missing records.