Historically public transport and regional rail lines have taken a reactive or preventative approach to trackbed maintenance with work being undertaken following a failure or on a fixed schedule to prevent failure.
Integrated inspection surveys that incorporate sub-surface mapping technologies provide the opportunity to audit the overall condition of the trackbed and move to more cost-effective condition-based maintenance.
Information generated from a RASC® survey is used for a range of activities including:
- Asset mapping and recording changes to infrastructure.
- Audit of above- and below-ground assets
- Planning and appropriation of maintenance budgets
- Reducing risk and optimising asset life and performance across the network
- Improving the safety of railroad employees and the general public