22 Oct '13, 10am

Ever wondered how #NIR manages leaffall?

Translink NI Railways has revealed that Autumn 2012/13 was its most successful season in terms of delays and impacts to services resulting from leaf fall and low adhesion for seven years! This seasonal success where only 0.5% of our train services were delayed by leaf fall, is due in part to the introduction of the Met Office leaf fall predictor tool in October 2011, which allowed NI Railways operations team to predict where and when leaf fall on tracks would be greatest and to make preparations to avoid train services being adversely impacted. The service was fully embraced as part of NI Railways preparations for the 2012/13 season for managing the potential impact of leaf fall. Gary Cooley, Operations Technical Manager, NI Railways said, “Last year was one of our most successful years in terms of minimizing leaf fall impact to services. We know however we cannot afford t...

Full article: http://www.translink.co.uk/leaffall

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