Rail

The ‘Lasertrain’ will vapourise the oily film left by crushed leaves on the line at speeds up to 60mph (Image: LPS)

Network Rail to trial laser cleaning technology

The ‘Lasertrain’ will vapourise the oily film left by crushed leaves on the line at speeds up to 60mph

Rails repairs must be performed in remote areas, rather than in the controlled environment of a factory. (Image: Denis Belitsky/Shutterstock)

Laser cladding technology developed for rail repair

The technology could increase the service life of rails and reduce maintenance time and costs

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