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Wildlife accident prevention on SBB lines

In 2013, acoustic wildlife warning devices were installed along railway tracks in the Canton of Uri. The devices were designed to keep animals away from railway tracks by producing whistling noises. For this project, thermal imaging cameras have been used to determine which species are present within the vegetated areas along the railway and whether the animals cross the tracks. Furthermore, the animals’ reaction to the acoustic wildlife warning devices is closely monitored.

Thermal imaging cameras can be used to document the behaviour of wild animals on the SBB railway line.

 

Red deer, foxes and row deers crossing the rails

Red deers on the rail.

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