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 […]

Preventing Rails From Heat-Induced Deformation in the UK

Network Rail has installed 60 new sustainably powered weather stations to monitor the country’s railways from London Euston to Carlisle. The product of choice is a Lufft WS601, that provides comprehensive measurements of relevant weather information including precipitation. Weather watchers have been installed along the West Coast main line and across parts of the North […]