This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine Issue 5 2021.
Year-on-year as winter approaches, the rail industry braces itself for months of timetable disruptions and impact across the network.
It has long been an annual occurrence that seasonal changes such as leaves on the line and ice on the platform disrupt daily rail life; however as technological advancements are made, so too are opportunities that the industry can take advantage of and tackle these age-old issues head on.
The seasonal changes that winter brings can wreak havoc across the country. As defined by Network Rail, each weather change can have a significant knock-on effect across the UK, including:
The leaf-fall months present major issues for the rail network. In basic terms, ‘low railhead adhesion’ is caused by leaves which have fallen from lineside trees. It is so serious an issue that Network Rail has a dedicated division, the National Delivery Service, which is tasked with overseeing the contracting out of trains which can help improve overall conditions, specifically in known ‘black spots’ for poor adhesion.
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