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Track Condition Monitoring

Physical Security Surveillance

Rockfall and Landslide monitoring

Catenary Flashover Localisation

Listening to railways

We pioneer the use of fiber optic vibration sensing to deliver railway insights across multiple disciplines. We monitor track condition, detect trespass and cable security events, and alert operators to natural hazards such as landslides or rock falls.

We create a digital twin / SonicTwin® of entire rail routes, to deliver unparalleled historical, actual and predictive railway information. Using standard, often pre-existing, fiber optic cables we enable railways to make better decisions.

Category Landslide and Rockfall

Weather on the Warpath - Cold
General Railway Maintenance Landslide and Rockfall Track Condition Monitoring Catenary Flashover

2024-07-16 · Daniel Pyke · 17min

We explore the challenges cold weather poses to railway infrastructure reliability. As the temperature falls, how do we keep trains on the move?

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Listening with light to track train trouble
General Railway Security Railway Maintenance Landslide and Rockfall Track Condition Monitoring Catenary Flashover

2024-07-03 · Daniel Pyke · 6min

Fiber optic technology has revolutionised communications, but did you know it can also be used to "listen" for problems on railways too?

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Weather on the Warpath - Wind
General Railway Security Landslide and Rockfall Catenary Flashover

2024-06-18 · Daniel Pyke · 14min

Discover how railways tackle high wind challenges: from adjusting timetables and minimizing vegetation to using specialist trains for leaf film removal and applying sand for traction. Learn about the multifaceted strategies ensuring operational reliability and safety.

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Weather on the Warpath - Rain
General Landslide and Rockfall

2024-05-08 · Daniel Pyke · 17min

We explore the challenges extreme rain poses to railway infrastructure reliability.

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Weather on the Warpath - Heat
General Railway Maintenance Landslide and Rockfall Track Condition Monitoring Catenary Flashover

2024-04-25 · Daniel Pyke · 14min

We look at some of the main challenges heat poses to railway infrastructure reliability.

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Simplifying landslide detection
Landslide and Rockfall

2024-02-07 · Daniel Pyke · 6min

Explore how distributed acoustic sensing transforms railway landslide detection from hit and miss, to intelligent whole route protection.

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Railway rockfalls – Big and small
Landslide and Rockfall

2023-11-28 · Daniel Pyke · 7min

Explore the threat of railway rockfalls - from small pebbles to cascading slides. Learn how rocks disrupt tracks, the forces at play, and innovative AI technology detecting these hazards in real-time. Discover the unseen dangers and solutions for safeguarding rail routes 24/7

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Distributed Acoustic Sensing for railways explained
General Railway Security Landslide and Rockfall Track Condition Monitoring Catenary Flashover

2023-09-21 · Daniel Pyke · 6min

Discover the fascinating world of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology in our latest blog post. Explore the applications and advantages of DAS for monitoring railways and ensuring their safety and efficiency.

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Detecting Landslides and Rockfalls – Preventing natural hazards becoming railway accidents
Landslide and Rockfall

2023-05-15 · Daniel Pyke · 5min

Natural hazards like landslides and rockfalls can pose serious threats to railway safety. Sensonic's latest blog post explores the technologies and strategies that can help detect and prevent these hazards from becoming accidents. Discover how early warning systems and real-time monitoring can improve railway safety and reliability. Read now on the Sensonic blog.

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Why use Sensonic fiber optic sensing?

Vibration based insights for Railways

  • 24/7 view of activities along your network
  • Detect issues early – Every train delivers data
  • Generate forecasts by combining live and historic data from the SonicTwin®
  • Simple and quick rollout: just power, internet and fiber optic cable.
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