Level Crossing Event Monitoring

Back to Case Studies

Level crossing event monitoring allows for the close observation of crossing operations. Learn more about how our technology works here.

Read our use case on how this technology can enhance level crossing performance, by providing higher levels of insight and allowing for the rapid detection of faults.

At a Glance

  • Remote event monitoring of level crossings allow for monitoring, replay and recording of crossing operations.
  • Event Monitoring can provide insight for engineers and signallers, as well as be used as judicial evidence in the event of incidents.
  • Reduced time trackside improves safety on the network.
  • Real-time transmission of data to Centrix database can be used for remote performance monitoring, as well as rapid identification of issues for reactive maintenance.

The Challenges

Public access:

Level crossings pose the most significant interaction point between railway networks and the general public.

Public risk and disruption:

The incorrect functioning of a level crossing can have significant health and safety impacts, as well as operational disruptions.

How our Products Helped

  1. Our SA380 event data logger allows for remote monitoring of level crossing functions, including the surrounding assets.
  2. This data is transmitted, in real-time, to the Centrix data platform. Once it is here, it is automatically analysed.
  3. Maintenance teams are alerted immediately via email if any functions show signs of poor performance or degradation.
  4. With these automated monitoring tools in place, the need for routine manual inspections is greatly reduced. Situational awareness is also increased via instant notification of events of interest.
  5. Our Centrix data platform allows for remote event investigation and replay of events.

Results

Supportive evidence:

Remote Event Monitoring can support judicial investigations into incidents and allegations at level crossings.

Enhanced safety:

Staff safety is improved through reduced time spent trackside. Fewer visits to sites means there is less time spent by workers in dangerous environments.

Public safety is greatly improved too.

Greater context:

The wider monitoring of assets around the level crossing can provide context for issues.