SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 11/2020

Real-time switch monitoring: Finnish innovation successful in pilot project

November 2020 | Redaktion

Railway switches play a crucial role in smooth train traffic – any faults in the switches cause traffic disruptions. A significant share of all railway network maintenance costs originates from switch maintenance. Finland has successfully tested a new IoT system for monitoring and analysing the condition of point machines in real time. The pilot project of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, which owns the railway network, and VR FleetCare, which provides the fleet and rail infrastructure services, has yielded promising results....

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