Client:                    Serco Rail Technologies Ltd

Project:                  Metronet D78 Unattended Track Geometry System

In 2006, Metronet commissioned our client Serco Rail Technologies Ltd in Derby to design and integrate an Unattended Track Geometry System onto an existing D78 passenger vehicle.

OTDS were engaged on the project to provide our client with all the Mechanical Engineering Designs required for the integration of a bespoke Track Geometry System onto the vehicle / bogie.

OTDS were responsible for all the mechanical designs and installation drawings for the following bespoke areas of work:

  • Roof Antennae
  • Bespoke instrumentation underframe mounted equipment case
  • MRX Laser unit installation
  • Noise monitoring
  • Body / bogie interface connection boxes
  • Vehicle camera installation to monitor the wheel to rail interface
  • Location / Tag Reader installation

OTDS 3D modelled the existing vehicle and bogie from the existing design drawings, after which we systematically integrated the new bespoke systems onto the vehicle or bogie.

Other services that OTDS have provided include supporting the project with visualizations, installation / manufacture support and liaison with specialized engineers.