You might probably laugh when someone says that the weather has a potential to make train travel a difficult task. Well, sometimes it is dangerous to operate the trains too! Only those who experience extreme climatic conditions will know that services can come to a grinding halt due to the weather. If you think that it is only the snowfall, landslides and heavy rains that can result in such difficulties, then you need to know that tree leaves on the tracks are also a reason.
There are several methods to remove leaves from train tracks but an Amsterdam-based startup has devised a method to help Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR), a New York rail operator to get rid of this problem. The talk is about Laser Precision Solutions BV (LPS) based in the Netherlands.