Track Surveys

Detailed Rail Surveying Solutions for Contractors & Railway Operators

A range of quality surveys to ensure rail infrastructure meets requirements, both during and after construction and as part of a regular maintenance routine.

Rail Infrastructure

Ensure Rail Infrastructure Maintains Operational Specifications & Construction Design

Summit Infrastructure is proud to provide a range of railway surveying services to ensure rail infrastructure is safe and operational according to designs and specifications.

Although rail design engineers design railways with the highest accuracy, tracks can move during construction and infrastructure can degrade over time. At Summit Infrastructure, we can perform rail surveys at your site during construction, post-construction or as part of regular maintenance to find faults that could impede rail operations.

We leverage the most advanced technology in the industry, including drones and laser scans, to complete surveys efficiently and accurately.

Rail worker surveying railway track


Our Railway Surveying Services

We have the expertise and knowledge to offer the following rail surveying services.

Drone Surveys

We use the latest technology to provide aerial surveys at all stages of construction and operations: high-resolution orthomosaic & 3d imaging combined with automated detection of tie condition, skew & spacing. Track gauge, joint bar condition along with lineside infrastructure condition can all be measured and imaged using our drones.

Industrial Track Surveys & Inspections

We conduct detailed surveys of track geometry to ensure existing tracks haven’t shifted and new tracks meet the design specifications throughout construction. Suitable for industrial tracks to ensure that compliance with provincial standards is maintained.

Laser Sweep Surveys

We perform clearance analysis by scanning the track and surrounding infrastructure to ensure that trains can fit through tunnels or past other infrastructure. Available for both LRT and Class 1 railways across Canada.

Culvert Surveys

We use drones to survey culverts to ensure that they are not rusting, leaking or otherwise damaged.

BENEFITS OF Railroad Surveys

Experience the Benefits of Railroad Surveys

There are a number of reasons why railroad surveys are important.

Boots off Ballast

Our drone surveys provide data on the state of the rail infrastructure or construction project without needing costly line closures and keep staff safe at all times.

Issue Prevention

Identify faults early to save money on more serious issues that could arise in the future.

Change Detection

Regular surveys provide you with the big picture of how your rail corridor is being affected by weather and rail traffic. By comparing survey data over time, problems can be found early and these areas are focused on with our track monitoring.


Why Choose Summit Infrastructure?

Summit Infrastructure is an independent and neutral partner that you can trust to complete your rail surveys. Unlike other companies that offer both surveys and repairs, we provide only surveys and have nothing to gain whether the results indicate that your rail infrastructure requires repairs or not. You can feel confident knowing that the results from our surveys are completely accurate and unbiased.

Frequently Asked Questions

Surveys are generally priced per mile or KM for mainline tracks and per project for yards and construction projects. Our use of the latest technology means we not only provide superior results, but we also gather data faster and therefore cheaper than others.
All Summit staff hold the appropriate license for flying drones, we are fully insured and also follow the latest rules and requirements. If you have a site in mind and would like to discuss drone overflight suitability, please get in touch.
We can provide our services across Canada with the exception of our industrial track inspection, which we only perform in AB & BC.

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Talk to Our Expert Railway Surveyors

Reach out to our expert surveyors today to find out how Summit Infrastructure can ensure that your rail infrastructure meets operational requirements.
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