Wayside System Forensics

Train tracks

Our deep bench of systems engineers and specialists are experts in all wayside components. Hatch LTK routinely supports transit agencies and railroads with forensic investigations and evaluations. From power outages to wayside fires, Hatch LTK can react immediately and be on-site to support the resolution of any wayside system issue.

Wayside Systems Forensics Support

Hatch LTK is routinely called upon to perform forensic investigations of failures or incidents. We have the expert staff to immediately, and in confidence, react and travel to a transit agency or railroad to lead or support the evaluation of any incident. Hatch LTK has recently supported forensic investigations for:

  • Wayside detection of wheel slides and wheel flats
  • TPSS power outages and tripped breakers
  • OCS wire failures
  • EMI studies
  • Maintenance facility OCS safety interlock design
  • Trip stop reliability and suitability
  • Traction power performance and maintenance investigations
  • Vehicle-to-station platform contact evaluations
  • Passenger station fires