Online Monitoring of Rail Widths to Prevent Derailment

Title of I&T Wish Online Monitoring of Rail Widths to Prevent Derailment
(REF : W-0017)
Project Summary and Challenges

The objective of the project is to develop a system for online monitoring and detection of rail widths in MTR mainlines, sideways and maintenance depots to prevent derailment of trains.

The system should be able to detect any abnormal conditions in the rail width or the rail fixing system. In the event of an abnormal condition, an appropriate warning should be forwarded to the concerned train driver and the operation control centre for necessary action.

The project calls for a review of methodology for the detection of rail widths and a recommendation of the most suitable detection system for the railway system in Hong Kong.

Expected Outcome To monitor the width of rails of railway line to prevent derailment
Expected Project Duration 8 months 
Contact Information

Name: Mr Ho Wai Yip

Position: Senior Engineer

Tel: 2808 3763


Project Deliverables

Development of an online monitoring system for rail widths