State of the Art in Condition Monitoring of Rail Infrastructure

What was the issue?

To maximise the safety and competitiveness of railway operations, rail infrastructure managers need to be aware and take advantage of the latest developments in permanent way condition monitoring.

What was done?

Summary of methods in widespread adoption.

A comparison of technologies listing the benefits and limitations of each technology and discussing their relevance for use in other railway applications.

What was found?

The majority of the commercially available technologies were already in widespread adoption in the Australian railway sector. However, there were a few more recent technologies proving successful in selected organisations possibly suitable for wider rail industry use.