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Datum is the UK's leading monitoring management specialists for the rail network.


Datum are the UK’s leading Rail Monitoring Specialist.

We provide automated monitoring solutions for earthworks, structures, permanent way, buildings, OHLE and other critical assets. Our systems are Network Rail approved and have been in service for many years.

Flexibility and reliability

Datum has provided monitoring services to hundreds of earthworks, bridges, tunnels, permanent ways and other assets.

From long-term projects and planning to providing rapid crisis response, our team has proved its ability to deliver in challenging circumstances whatever the requirement across the UK.

Successful projects have included the £14.8 billion Crossrail Project, the £600 million Gateway Project to transform New Street Station and countless examples of our emergency response crisis management capability.

Innovation and inspiration

The innovations we have introduced into the Rail Sector have made a significant contribution to the safety and performance of the UK Rail network.

Creations such as the Network Rail Approved RailtempMate, an automated critical rail track temperature monitoring device now widely used across the UK rail network.

The innovative VoidMate monitors track voiding and is now widely used across the UK rail industry.

Our products and services are complemented by our in-house Rail Management Team who deliver our NR Framework Contracts to the highest standards.

Rail projects


Automated monitoring

UK leaders in providing turnkey management of automated monitoring systems to the UK rail industry.

Wireless Rail Automated Monitoring Systems

Wireless automated rail monitoring devices work independently or as part of a system to provide continuous monitoring solutions for a wide variety of rail assets and infrastructure.

Wireless Automated Geotechnical Monitoring Systems

Wireless automated geotechnical monitoring devices can be used in isolation or as a complete system to monitor a wide range of scenarios.

Structural and Geotechnical Condition Monitoring Systems

Automated structural and geotechnical monitoring services provide crucial data for asset managers without the need to visit site.

Automated Environmental Monitoring

Automated environmental monitoring solutions provide measurements of vibration, noise and dust pollution.

Pile and Foundation Structural Testing

Monitoring systems are installed securely within piles and onto structures to record data during pseudo-static and dynamic testing which is used for analysis to calculate capacity.

Manual Monitoring

Manual monitoring is a viable and suitable method of monitoring where site deterioration is gradual and low risk and in scenarios where automated monitoring methods are not suitable.

Environmental Monitoring

Manually operated systems to provide measurements of ground borne vibration, noise and dust pollution.

Manual Structural and Geotechnical Monitoring

Our instrumentation provides asset managers with detailed information as to the structural condition of tunnels, bridges and other infrastructure allowing for better and safer long term planning for renovation works.

Survey Services

Datum Survey’s in-house team of qualified and experienced land surveyors and CAD technicians are located at all of our divisional offices to provide a UK wide service.


Datum Systems have created an innovative range of products specific to the rail industry designed to tackle a variety of issues.

Data Presentation

Platform Interactive is an innovative, sophisticated yet simple to use software suite which allows clients instant access to information.

Full Project Management

Datum provide full project monitoring and surveying management services to the rail industry.

Equipment Sales and Rental

Datum Systems manufacture and offer for sale a wide range of monitoring equipment specific to the energy industry

Calibration and Repair Services

Datum Systems operate a facility offering calibration, replacement, servicing and repair of vibration monitoring equipment and geotechnical instruments.

Other sectors we serve