Drones survey Metro network

Drones have been introduced to the Tyne & Wear Metro, to carry out infrastructure monitoring.

Staff use the drones to conduct topographical surveys using 3D Cloud Point technology, returning high-resolution imagery in real time.

Steven Shiel, Head of Maintenance Delivery at Metro’s owner Nexus, said: “Using a drone allows us to be less reliant on our works teams having to walk large sections of the track, in order to carry out maintenance inspections. This delivers a huge boost both in terms of safety and reliability of the Metro network.”

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