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Avalanche Detection

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Now on test in North America, a combination of mobile sensors and CCTV with advanced analytical tools offers an effective way to monitor remote sections of line at risk of avalanches, landslips or rockfalls.

Avalanches, landslides and rockfalls have the potential to cause significant disruption to rail operations. Over the years, railways around the world have adopted various measures to protect their business and minimise the risk of a derailment, ranging from physical infrastructure such as snow sheds or retaining walls to wired slide fences and avalanche forecasting systems.

Read the full feature article from Railway Gazette here

lbfosterus en 10 January 2020 news/details/2020-01-10-keeping-the-tracks-clear