A digital approach to adhesion management

Developed in partnership with the Met Office, the RailSmart adhesion digital solution (ADS) helps operators to model, capture and disseminate accurate adhesion forecasts to help train drivers regulate the train accordingly.

Adhesion Digital Solution

Actionable Insight

Detailed route-specific adhesion information delivered direct to drivers.

Relevant Updates

Drivers can report rail head conditions from directly within the ADS app, enabling near-live time reports to be disseminated across the industry.

Better Train Regulation

Providing the right information at the right time to drivers, helping them to determine how best to regulate the train.

Damage Prevention

Helps to reduce wheel flats, rail head damage and other adhesion-related defects.

Weather Warnings

National Severe Weather Warnings Service provides details on the potential impact or likelihood of severe weather.

Product Features

Initial Report

Initial Report

ADS provides an initial report to driver managers and drivers on the current rail head condition.

Accurate Information

Accurate Information

ADS provides route specific accurate rail head condition 
reports directly to drivers.

Real-Time Updates

Real-Time Updates

Drivers can supply supplementary updates on the condition of rail heads directly through the ADS 
app.

Historical Analysis

Historical Analysis

Instant access to time series adhesion information for deeper trending and analysis.

Why RailSmart ADS?

  • Route-specific forecasting of low adhesion
  • Encourages better train regulation
  • Reduces the likelihood of wheel flats
  • Reduces the impact of delay caused by low adhesion

Contact us about RailSmart ADS

Contact Us

The Adhesion Digital Solution (ADS) has been developed with the support of RSSB and in partnership with the MET Office and the RSSB.

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