Podcast: Weather Monitoring for Rail Traffic

Railway traffic is the backbone of both business and individual transport. Keeping the flow safe and on time is a challenge, especially due to the fact that railways are prone to inclement weather.

Strong winds, snowfall, floods, heat, freezing switches, and platforms … rail network operators have a lot to consider to ensure safe train traffic. Many of these meteorological phenomena occur in unique areas, thus knowledge of hyper-local conditions along the rails can be extremely helpful.

Key to knowing the actual situation along the rails are reliable, low-maintenance, and densely spread weather monitoring stations. The Lufft WS series of modular, compact weather sensors offers a robust and versatile basis for a broad range of monitoring applications.

WS601 at West Coast Main Line, UK. Published in Rail Technology Magazine

Podcast: Powerful combinations of compact weather stations and additional sensors

In this episode of our podcast, our two experts for rail traffic weather monitoring, Laura Goodfellow and Frank Zokoll, discuss ways to keep the flow safe and on time even under adverse atmospheric conditions. Tune in and learn about:

  • Essential atmospheric parameters for rail traffic weather monitoring
  • Various monitoring applications
  • Powerful combinations of compact weather stations and additional sensors, such as snow height sensors or rail temperature probes

In case the embedded player does not appear, listen to the episode on Buzzsprout via this link.

Lufft is one of OTT HydroMet’s strong brands for professional environmental monitoring. Do you want to learn more about OTT HydroMet’s product portfolio and how it can help you to make railways safer? Our team is happy to help you.

Further reading

Discover proven technologies and innovative applications in our brochure: Reliable Weather Monitoring for Rail Transport

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