CN plans to invest in rail and wheel flaw detection equipment
Canadian National Railway (CN) is to invest in additional monitoring equipment to enhance its strong technological base for the early detection of defects. The CAD 10 million (EUR 6.9 million) investment programme includes the acquisition/installation of 30 new wayside equipment system units, a new track geometry test car, an optical track inspection system, more than 30 new brittle bar detectors and controlled signalling on certain key rail sidings.
CN has more wayside detection technology than any other railway in North America and has increased that capability by 30% over the last five years. (ben)