London underground

Strukton Rail is installing its preventive maintenance and fault diagnosis system (POSS) on the London Underground, after completing a successful pilot project at Loughton and Waterloo tube stations.

Strukton Rail had already begun work on connecting 64 points to the POSS monitoring system in March and is scheduled to extend it to additional 29 points in September.

The installation work has been performed as part of a partnership agreement signed between Strukton and Siemens UK in 2010.

According to Strukton Rail, the POSS system continuously and remotely monitors the condition of essential assets in the railway infrastructure and rolling stock.

"The POSS system continuously and remotely monitors the condition of essential assets in the railway infrastructure."

In maintenance situations, it results in fewer breakdowns, lower operating costs, increased efficiency, as well as higher availability and quality assurance.

In addition to allowing condition-based maintenance and reducing maintenance frequency, the monitoring system includes tools to support asset management and provides up-to-date information about points, axle-counters and level crossings connected to the monitoring system.


Image: Strukton’s POSS to monitor 93 points on the London underground. Photo: courtesy of Strukton.