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The rail industry is increasingly looking to aerial imagery - particularly in a country like Australia with vast distances and a sparse population - to keep track of assets. Taking to the air to monitor assets is helping to save money and time while avoiding having to put boots on the ground with all the associated safety issues.
A major upgrade to the east-west rail network will be fast-tracked with the rebuilding of 600km of line between Adelaide and Tarcoola. The ARTC will partner with the struggling steel producer Arrium to source rails, giving the company a substantial boost for products from the company’s Whyalla plant.
With more than 600 technical papers, an extensive program of technical tours over two days, top-line keynote speakers and an exhibition which featured the industry’s key players, the bi-annual CORE 2016 in Melbourne set a new standard of excellence.