Zetica Rail has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to upgrade Zetica’s advanced rail radar (ZARR) installation on three inspection trains to include high frequency horn antenna for ballast fouling measurements in addition to existing antennas for imaging deeper trackbed layers.

New software functionality to provide automated asset detection, automated data registration and enhanced reporting via a network portal has also been delivered. The ZARR system is being utilised to scan over 16,000km of track per year.