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Innovation — railway structures

Drones trialled for the inspection of large railway structures

drones railway structures

Drones trialled for the inspection of large railway structures

Drones trialled for the inspection of large railway structures The LNE&EM route Structures asset management team is trialling the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect large structures in a safer and more cost efficient way. The vehicles, commonly known as drones, are being used to get a closer look at five arch viaducts on the route, including the Grade 1 listed, 28-span Royal Border Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Since 2017 the Structures team has been working alongside AECOM consulting engineers, Network Rail’s Air Operations team and Cyberhawk – a company that operates UAVs – to carry out the...

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