OptiConsulting has provided technical support to the rail network since the days of BRB Scientific Services.

Our knowledge of railway optical issues is unparalleled in the UK, and has been applied to a wide range of issues including:

  • Research into train head lamps optical performance (RSSB Project T530)
  • Optimisation of close- and long-range viewing of signals (RSSB Project T683)
  • Support to rail accident investigators in connection with the Ladbroke Grove accident, the Halkirk, Wraysholm,  Beech Hill and  Bayles and Wylies level crossing accidents
  • Optimisation of the design of visors for level crossing signals (‘wig-wags’)
  • Hard coatings for plastic signal lenses
  • Assessment of the lighting performance at railway stations using on-train video cameras and monitors for Driver-only Operation, DOO(P) lighting at train depots and power signal box control rooms
  • Train cab instrument lighting

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