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CD001 PolyU - KCRC Smart Railway Research Laboratory


Projects undertaken by Avaron experts

Client Key State Investigation City/Country Number of projects Year period
MTR Hong Kong (Light Rails, East Rail, Airport Express Line, West Rails)

Track switch and crossing monitoring

- continuous monitoring for rail crossing at West Rail to avoid premature breakage

Axle counting

- railway axle counting system based on FBG sensing technology

Structural integrity monitoring of Light Rail Vehicles

- monitoring of Light Rail Vehicles after modification of vehicle structure

Brake and motor condition monitoring for Airport Express Line

- monitoring of motor bearing temperature and brake temperature to prevent motor breakdown and brake jam



Hong Kong SAR, China 6 2005 - 2012
Beijing- Shanghai High Speed Railway

Rail clamps, subsistence-level monitoring

- monitoring for abnormal vibration at rail fasteners

- monitoring for land subsistence of highspeed rail track due to adjacent construction works


Nanjing, China 3 2010 - 2011
Ministry of Railway China

Structural integrity monitoring of highspeed trains

- train-borne system to monitor structural health condition of highspeed rail train


Tangshan, China 1 2010 - 2011
Taiwan Railway Authority

Real-time wheel profile measurement, vibration

- track-based system to detect and monitor wheel defects


Taiwan 2 2010 - 2012
DAMEL Delhi India

Rail clamp breakage, excessive vibration of trains

- monitoring and identification of excessive vibration at Delhi Airport Express Line


New Delhi, India 1 2013 - 2015
MTR Hong Kong

Pantograph-based catenary monitoring

- train-borne system for identifying and monitoring of catenary hard spots and misalignments


Hong Kong SAR, China 2 2014 - 2016
East Rail, MTR Hong Kong

MLR train thermal performance monitoring

- monitoring of train underside thermal performance after introducing soundproof skirting at mid-life refurbished train


Hong Kong SAR, China 1 2014 - 2015
Urban Line & Airport Express Line, MTR Hong Kong

Train vibration and wheel off-loading monitoring system using track-based FBG sensor systems

- real-time train condition monitoring system for the entire MTR urban based on FBG sensing technology


Hong Kong SAR, China 1 2014 - 2021
CRRC, China Railway Rolling Stock Co.

High speed train monitoring at Changchun

- identification and monitoring of train running gear problem for highspeed rail trains

Condition monitoring for Lanzhou-Xinjian high speed railway (1906km)

- identification and monitoring of abnormal vibrations of running gears, wheel polygonization and bump stop fatigue


Changchun, China

Lanzhou, China

2 2015 - 2016
Ricardo Rail, The Netherlands

Pantograph-based catenary monitoring

- train-borne system for catenary hard sport and misalignment monitoring


The Netherland 1 2015 - 2016
Sydney Metro Northwest, Australia

Pantograph-based OCS condition monitoring

- train-borne system for monitoring and identification of catenary hard spot and misalignment for Sydney Metro Northwest Line


Sydney, Australia 1 2018 - 2019
SMRT, Singapore

Train & track-based railway condition monitoring system

- track based and train borne system to monitor health conditions of trains and tracks in SMRT North South Line and East West Line


Singapore 1 2016 - 2021
HK International Airport

Condition monitoring of APM vehicle pantograph and power rail

- identification and monitoring of vehicle pantograph dynamic performance and power track conditions


Hong Kong SAR, China 1 2019 - 2021
HK International Airport

Condition monitoring of Baggage Handling System T-cart system

- monitoring and identification of defective carts and track hard spots at HKIA baggage handling system


Hong Kong SAR, China 1 2020 - 2021

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