By keeping trains running, NICS allows freight companies to reduce carbon emissions by using rail as opposed to road transport.
WHAT IS NICS?
NICS is a novel patented system for the rail industry, which allows the seamless movement of a train from a track under repair onto a second track and then back onto the first track beyond the repair site. This is achieved without cutting into existing rails either during installation or use. NICS also provides a twist-free transition between the tracks without interfering with the signalling infrastructure.
WHAT CAN NICS BE USED FOR?
The Non Intrusive Crossover System can be used for short single line railtrack working that bypasses possessions. This saves critical time and money on track renewal and maintenance due to costly railtrack closures. NICS also provides temporary sidings for mainline access for rail freight companies.
HOW DOES NICS WORK?
NICS uses a hinged ramp on the railtrack and is placed over the running rail to help raise the approaching train. The train is then guided by switch rails onto support beams over the head of the running rail towards the adjacent track. This is done using a robust hinged crossing unit on support beams. The train is then guided towards ramps which lowers it onto the running rails on the adjacent track. This allows the train to continue its journey passing the track under repair.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
We are based in Glasgow, Scotland. Feel free to get in touch with us at NICS by phone or email. We will be more than happy to talk through the ease of installing and operating the NICS system. Various scenarios carried out by NICS have assessed the significance of cost savings achieved by reducing rail disruption. A conversation with us will provide further details on the benefits of our technology and how it can assist you.