Railway switches have worked the same way for over 200 years – switch blades are forced over from one position to another to change the path the train follows.

If this movement is not fully completed for whatever reason, and the blade stops in an intermediate position, then trains passing over the switch risk derailment.

To mitigate against this risk, layers of sensors, signaling protocols and operational procedures have grown up around switches, adding cost and complexity which increase maintenance costs and reduce capacity.

Repoint is a breakthrough technology that overcomes these challenges to improve reliability, reduce maintenance and improve capacity.