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Ian Levy MP Visits Transmission Dynamics to Explore Trains with Brains® Rail Technology

24 May 2023

United Kingdom, 22 May 2023 - Ian Levy, MP for Blyth Valley, visited engineering company Transmission Dynamics in Cramlington, Northumbria to see first-hand the innovative work being done by Transmission Dynamics in remote condition monitoring and infrastructure maintenance in his constituency. The visit was part of the Railway Industry Association’s ‘Rail Fellowship Programme’.

Transmission Dynamics is a multi-award-winning company, who specialise in cutting-edge industrial IoT solutions, to support truly remote condition monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions informed by machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Transmission Dynamics is delivering innovative new technology to the rail sector with their project, "Trains with Brains®," which focuses on remote condition monitoring of overhead wires, rail track and rolling stock by a bespoke train-borne instrumentation. These solutions are changing the way global rail infrastructure is maintained today and for the future, delivers increased reliability and safety while decreasing delays and associated costs.

By utilising advanced data analytics and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies, the company has developed various systems which proactively detect and address potential issues across the rail network, ensuring efficient operations and minimising disruptions for passengers.

During the visit, Ian Levy MP had the opportunity to speak with engineers and specialists in data analytics, witnessing the intricate processes involved in remote condition monitoring and infrastructure management. The discussions shed light on the significant role played by Transmission Dynamics in safeguarding the reliability and safety of rail services.

Transmission Dynamics showcased their PANDAS V®, Smart Oil Plug® and SmartBugs® technologies which are designed to monitor the health of trains. These innovative technologies enable real-time monitoring of vital infrastructure and components, ensuring timely maintenance and mitigating the risk of unexpected breakdowns. By employing smart monitoring systems, Transmission Dynamics continues to enhance the efficiency and longevity of trains, meaning a more reliable travel experience for passengers.

The visit was part of RIA’s Rail Fellowship Programme, which matches politicians to rail sites relevant to their brief or in their constituency and gives them a hands-on experience of what goes on in the sector day-to-day.

Toby Williams, Public Affairs & PR Manager at RIA, said:
“We were delighted to facilitate Ian Levy MP’s visit to Transmission Dynamics in his constituency. Their innovative technology is helping to improve rail safety and reliability, while reducing maintenance costs. RIA is proud to represent members such as Transmission Dynamics who are driving forward innovation in the sector.”

Ian Levy MP said: "It has been an enlightening experience to witness the work of Transmission Dynamics in remote condition monitoring and infrastructure management. Their 'Trains with Brains' project is doing vital work, ensuring enhanced reliability and efficiency for passengers. It was great to speak with the team.

“Thank you to the Railway Industry Association for running the visit and Transmission Dynamics for hosting me. I’m looking forward to seeing the company continue to develop innovative products over the coming months and years.”

Jarek Rosinski, CEO of Transmission Dynamics, said: “We were thrilled to welcome Ian Levy to our new facility and showcase our advanced remote condition monitoring technology. The rail sector is undergoing a period of rapid change, and it is vital that we continue to innovate and develop new solutions to meet the challenges of the future.”


About RIA: The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. RIA has 350 companies in membership in a sector that contributes £43 billion in economic growth and £14 billion in tax revenue each year, as well as employing 710,000 people. It is also a vital industry for the UK’s economic recovery, supporting green investment and jobs in towns and communities across the UK; for every £1 spent in rail, £2.50 is generated in the wider economy. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60% by number).

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