RM900 Ballast Cleaner

D2 Delivers Virtual Reality Training Solution

Network Rail’s fleet of RM900 Ballast Cleaners are helping them to increase the sustainability of the UK’s railways. This summer, D2 worked with Network Rail training experts to deliver a new system for training operators of the Ballast Cleaner using Virtual Reality.

The existing operator training regime relied on manuals, mentors, and hands-on use of the actual ballast cleaners. But the high operational demand for these large and complex items of heavy plant was severely constraining new operator training. Training opportunities, and locations were governed by plant availability, with the ever-present risk of accidental damage. This severely limited the extent to which trainees could fully familiarise themselves with the ballast cleaners.

Moving this training to a digital environment has allowed for safe, structured, training – providing familiarity with every aspect of operation and allowing time for extended practice

To learn more, read the full case study here.

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