ENSCO Lands Brightline Contract

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age
(Jonathan Chalon Photograph)
(Jonathan Chalon Photograph)

ENSCO Rail, Inc. on Nov. 17 reported receiving a contract for its track geometry and rail wear measurement technology from private-sector railroad Brightline, which operates intercity passenger service between central and south Florida.

The technology, described as using “state-of-the-art sensors and algorithms to measure critical rail parameters in real time,” will provide Brightline with a “comprehensive track condition assessment,” according to ENSCO. It will also “enable autonomous condition monitoring of the track infrastructure in support of asset management decisions that keep the rail network in top condition,” the supplier noted.

“ENSCO is honored to continue our partnership with Brightline,” ENSCO Rail Division Manager Jackie van der Westhuizen said. “Our proven track record of delivering advanced systems underscores our commitment to enhancing railway safety and efficiency.”

In related developments, ENSCO in October announced it was awarded an MTA Long Island Rail Road contract to design and deliver a track inspection vehicle; and in April, it confirmed entering an equity purchase agreement to acquire KLD Labs and was awarded a five-year contract to carry out the Federal Railroad Administration’s Automated Track Inspection Program. Additionally, Brightline in September launched service to Orlando.

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