Conventional

Consultancy for the straightforward issues

Conventional but not traditional

Many railway projects need to consider gauging. This could be a high level summary of route clearances, through to compliance & handover. They are often prescribed in standards, or activities in tenders & work instructions.

Whilst these activities are often viewed as conventional, traditionally they are unduly complicated to commission, take too long to assess and the outputs lack clarity.

Our purpose is to make conventional gauging as simple and straightforward as possible. Through our project experience and inhouse software, we offer tried-and-tested services that allow us to be responsive to these routine needs and be competitive on price.

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We provide a wide range of conventional gauging services for any size project

We frequently deliver:
  • Freight and Gauge Clearance for structures/route
  • Passenger Vehicle Clearance for structures/route
  • Pantograph Clearance for structures/route
  • Passing Clearances between vehicles
And can also support with:
  • Collecting and evaluating survey data
  • Evaluating designs and optioneering
We frequently deliver:
  • Clearances for a route or franchise
  • Stepping distances for a route or franchise
  • Comparisons between vehicles
  • Compliance against a standard
And can also support with:
  • Vehicle dynamic modelling (VAMPIRE)
  • Optimising new vehicle designs
We frequently deliver:
  • Clearances over a route/franchise for new movements
  • Route Planning and Evaluation
And can also support with:
  • Challenging Operational Restrictions and Prohibitions
  • Network Rail Compatibility support
We frequently deliver:
  • Screening gauge clearance for route feasibility
  • Dynamic Pantograph clearance for detailed design
  • OLE clash and clearance at structures
  • Wire height and stagger optimisation
And can also support with:
  • Challenging wire heights and gauging methodologies
We frequently deliver:
  • Current stepping distances for fleets and stations
  • Performance against group standards
  • Comparison between different fleets
And can also support with:
  • Understanding the implications of new fleet introductions
  • Optimise the stepping at particular locations

“Thanks again for the effort of putting everything together and giving us a clearer picture of what we can expect in the W&B project. We are looking forward to continue the good work together”

Sandro, Project Manager

“The D/Gauge technical support is complete and absolutely reliable, therefore advisable to friends and colleagues. High flexibility and responsiveness in accepting changes or requests.”

Mario, Engineer

“Always a good quick service from D/Gauge, nothing is to much trouble. Always lots of good new ideas coming from the company, keep up the good work."

Richard, Ops Delivery Manager

“Excellent service, knowledge of the product and infrastructure, willing to go the extra mile. Excellent support, one which we have been able to use directly in front of clients."

Steve, Chief Operations Engineer

“I have always received a professional service from D/Gauge, they always deliver on time and always knowledgeable.”

James, Principal Surveyor

“The work was done in a timely manner and I did not have to chase anyone for the deliverables.”

Matt, Fleet Engineer

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