Track workers and lookouts. It adds an additional layer of protection by providing longer warning times as well as audible and visual alarms.
The frequency of trains travelling along a section of track increases the requirement for track maintenance while limiting the potential for exclusive track occupancy by track workers.
Maintenance of rail infrastructure is crucial for the smooth running of the rail system and the maintenance work often needs to be done without complete closure of the tracks. This may mean that workers are required to work on live lines or work adjacent to live lines.
While the primary means for ensuring track safety remains use of lookouts, the Track Alert System provides novel sensor, algorithmic and wireless communication technologies designed to assist in the prevention of near misses and fatalities to track crews when undertaking maintenance and construction activities.
The TAS system is a portable, reliable and easy and fast to install track warning system providing an additional safety layer for track workers.