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Optimising the network integration of new trains

New train fleet purchases are considered to be one of the most strategically important investments that railway networks can make.

This is why, with many factors to consider, railway buyers should choose manufacturers that can deliver the right product for their network at a reasonable cost and within a reasonable timeframe, to successfully phase out aging fleets that are no longer fit for purpose for today’s public transport users.

Considerations such as total cost of ownership, ease of operation, and disability compliance must be expertly weighed up to land at the right investment decision.

Get to know the Agonics Team: Meet Leonard Gouzin

August 2023 As part of our ongoing series to familiarise you with the faces behind Agonics, today we’re profiling our new team member Leo. Holding a pivotal role in our company, Leo’s expertise in LiDAR capture, processing, and analysis, as well as his recent tenure as an Elevation Specialist at Land Use Victoria, makes him…
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TasRail Undertakes Network Wide MLS Project

May 2022 Our team has recently completed an MLS recording campaign across the TasRail network, following on from a previous campaign carried out some years ago. The MLS project will give TasRail up-to-date imagery and LiDAR datasets across approximately 630 km of the freight network. Agonics will also be undertaking downstream processing and analysis of…
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Agonics Insight – Getting Actionable Information from LiDAR Data

October 2021 There is little doubt that LiDAR is playing an increasingly important role in day-to-day rail maintenance and planning. In Australia we see a strong desire amongst our rail clients to leverage LiDAR more in their business, but LiDAR datasets alone are only part of the story. We asked Agonics Technical Director, David Presley,…
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Tom Martin

Tom Martin, our engineering undergraduate at Monash

NOVEMBER 2022 “I joined Agonics because I wanted to get some practical, real-world experience relevant to my degree. When I first started at Agonics, I did not really know that much about surveying on rail networks, but the team at Agonics has made it fun to learn about how such projects operate while offering very…
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Powerline Clearance Assessments

OCT 2022 To assist in the planning of a significant track capacity upgrade, Agonics’ client McConnell Dowell required an audit of the powerlines that crossed the rail corridor between Craigieburn and Wodonga – a distance of approximately 280km.  What we did There were numerous low voltage, high voltage and transmission powerlines that passed over the…
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Ida Jazayeri, our Senior Spatial Analyst

SEPTEMBER 2022 In order to introduce you to some of our team, we are profiling a team member, Ida Jazayeri. We asked Ida why she chose to work in the rail industry and her experience working with Agonics. “Ida has a degree in Geomatic Engineering and a PhD in photogrammetry from the University of Melbourne. She worked as an…
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Parallels between GPS and LiDAR adoption by industry

MAY 2022 As LiDAR becomes more important in day to day rail operations and maintenance we asked Agonics Director, David Presley, about the parallels between the historical adoption of GPS and the current adoption of LiDAR by industry.  This is what he had to say: “I’d say that just as LiDAR is gradually becoming accepted by rail for…
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Lucy Davis, team member and spatial engineering undergraduate RMIT

MAY 2022 In order to introduce you to some of our team, we are profiling team member, Lucy Davis. We asked Lucy why she chose to work in the rail industry while studying for a degree in surveying at RMIT. This is what she had to say: “I didn’t know much about the rail industry before I started working…
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Level Crossing Assessments from Imagery and LiDAR Datasets

MAY 2022 We often get asked by our clients whether the datasets we collect can be used to perform assessments of sighting distances at level crossings. To answer this question, we decided to do some investigations of our own into this important area of rail and road user safety. What we did Our investigations have…
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