Railway Track Monitoring

With the UK’s rail network undergoing its most significant period of development since the 1800s, now more than ever the importance of regular and frequent track monitoring has come to the fore.


Railway Track Monitoring

We are one of the UK’s leading and trusted providers of railway track monitoring. City Surveys Group have been working on track monitoring projects for over 17 years. We offer manual and automated monitoring systems that alert you immediately should any track alterations happen so you can act swiftly to address any issues.

Using our expertise, knowledge and state of the art equipment we can detect changes in twist, cant or settlement which may not be easy to diagnose alone. Therefore we can avoid any issues that could cost you time, man hours, money and reputation.

Working in accordance with Network Rail Standards NR/L2/TRK/3100 and NR/L2/CIV/177, we operate throughout the country. We deliver high-accuracy, cost-effective track monitoring data which we analyse and explain to our clients.

We work with the UK’s most recognisable firms, providing  flexibility, responsiveness and accurate track monitoring service.

From custom-made aluminium targets paired with one-second total stations to fully automated, remote monitoring systems feeding back data in real time, our dedicated track monitoring systems deliver reliable, precision measurement data direct to stakeholders, thereby ensuring the continued operation of the railway.


All railway track monitoring projects depend on a stable monitoring location. We build concrete pillars where possible. Our survey system checks the position of this survey station prior to each set of monitoring readings. This updates the geospatial position so even an unstable monitoring point will still produce good results:

  • Stable monitoring pillars contracted to minimise errors
  • 24 hours a day railway track monitoring (two or three surveyors working in rotation)
  • Hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or ad hoc measurements can be taken
  • Real time automated solutions are available
  • Using latest Leica TM50 robotic total stations for accuracy and efficiency

Monitoring visits are manned by experienced surveyors with systems set up to provide checks on potential observational errors. Our railway tracking monitoring team is fully aware of the speed restriction / line blocking implications of track movement.


The following data for your railway track monitoring will always be provided with accuracy

  • Real time movement reports
  • Onsite spreadsheet analysis (X, Y, Z changes)
  • 3D DXF of rail alignment changes
  • Isopachyte contours for surface deviations (in ‘mm’ or ‘m’ depending on areas covered)
  • 3D scan clouds for complex surfaces

Track monitoring results are automatically emailed to you when required, results and other relevant documentation are uploaded to our fully secure, encrypted monitoring portal. Each stakeholder has their own unique access credentials ensuring that they only receive the information they need.

We provide real time railway track monitoring results by site, date and time available online for our clients.

Get in touch

For more information on our railway track monitoring services, to request a quote or to discuss a specific project, please get in touch. Contact us alternatively, call us on
0330 024 4988 and a member of our team will be happy to assist.

Professional, friendly staff

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and courtesy of our staff. We guarantee to treat all stakeholders as we would like to be treated.

‘One stop shop’ approach

One of the most diverse organisations of its type, we deliver a truly surprising but complementary range of services to support all stages of your project.

First class customer service

From the moment you get in touch to the second your deliverables land, we promise to communicate with your team promptly, politely and proactively.

Sustainable and considerate

We promise to respect and give back to the communities and environments in which we work, sourcing both materials and personnel responsibly.

Nationwide coverage

One of the leading firms of our type, we operate throughout the UK delivering a truly diverse range of services across a wide variety of sectors.

Proven track record

Every year we deliver hundreds of projects on time and on budget to a loyal client base. Over 70% of our work is based upon repeat business.

We save you money

By working harder, longer and more intelligently, over the years we’ve actually saved our clients millions in unnecessary costs and delays.

Honest, transparent pricing

The price we quote is the price you pay. If your brief is accurate and the scope remains the same there will be no additional costs whatsoever.

Training and technology

We’re constantly investing in the latest training, technology, software and systems. Our equipment and people are at the top of their game.

Fast, efficient delivery

Our business is based upon service quality, flexibility and speed. We work with you to deliver the results you need, when you need them.


City Surveys are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients in varying sectors. Here are just some of the names we have successfully helped. If you have a potential project you think we can assist with please get in touch.