Measurement and Diagnostic Technology.
Increasing traffic volumes take their toll on the rail network. Through systematic checks, the Measurement and Diagnostic Technology department ensures that railway infrastructure functions smoothly.
Monitoring the rail network.
At SBB Infrastructure, some 20 Measurement and Diagnostic Technology employees monitor and control Switzerland’s railway infrastructure, carrying out specialised tests on infrastructure, rolling stock and the interfaces between them. As part of these activities, they inspect over 3,000 kilometres of the county’s rail network at regular intervals.
Measurement and Diagnostic Technology is now supported by state-of-the-art testing equipment, the most prominent example of which is the Diagnostic Vehicle. In service practically round the clock, it verifies a host of parameters across the entire rail network, with the findings subsequently evaluated and acted upon by the department’s employees.