True North Rail Ltd
True North Rail Limited was established in 2018 by Ian Fury and James Furlong to investigate and establish new and better ways of utilising Geographical Information Systems (GIS), project federated models (PFM), survey and design CAD data.
True North Rail identified that the liberation of PFM data and conversion into a truly digital platform is best achieved using the most modern computer gaming engine platform.
Following an initial period of research and investigation, True North Rail Ltd developed a new Signal Sighting Tool to determine proof of concept. After receiving supportive feedback for alpha and beta versions of the tool, it is now ready to be deployed on live projects.
These new methods do not replace the established use of traditional CAD packages and common data environments rather, they complement the existing design and BIM process.
Migrating the PFM data into a truly digital format means we can develop simplified and streamlined tools that require little or no training to use, that are accessible on a wide range of media formats; extending use of data to areas such as driver route learning, equipment siting, site safety planning,
project communications, and stakeholder management.
We strongly believe that digital tools and platforms should be developed to serve the needs of the end user, whether they be designers, engineers, construction workers, project managers or communications specialists.
True North Rail Limited are keen to work with both design and construction businesses within the rail industry who share our passion for innovation in this area, especially organisations that recognise the benefits of providing usable and reliable data to their staff, to minimise time on site and improve safety so far is practicable using technology.