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LDG Datum Working with Global Rail Services to Help Improve Journey Times.

Global Rail Services, working on behalf of Irish Rail, commissioned LDG Datum to provide continuous track monitoring services at Limerick Junction Train Station.

As part of a €2.5 million station improvement programme, Global Rail Services were commissioned to construct a new 260m precast concrete platform at Limerick Junction. The project also included production, delivery and installation of a new 20m long Precast Concrete footbridge, stairs and lift shafts on piled foundations, and all associated structural steelwork, electrical and station/platform infrastructure.

The overall objective of the scheme is to deliver improved journey times and provide timetable enhancements on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Limerick lines, which are currently restricted by a platform conflict at Limerick Junction.

LDG Datum designed, installed and maintains a suitable track monitoring system that complies with Irish Rail Standards and design specification. Technology used includes two Leica TM50i ATS.

“These important changes to the Limerick Junction Station ensures increased time efficiency for passengers travelling from Limerick to Cork. Main Contractor, Global Rail Services, enlisted Datum’s specialised services to fulfil the design requirements on track monitoring. Two of Leica’s industry recognised automated total stations, the TM50i, were deployed in a matter of days to capture baseline readings and show real-time, continuous measurements”.


Mark Hodgen, Director at LDG Datum