“New Artificial Intelligence technology is hoping to deter deer from railway lines.
The system has been successfully tested along a mile of track between Peterborough and Grantham, train operator LNER said.
The automated deer deterrent system uses sound and vision sensors to identify when a deer approaches the tracks.
If a deer is detected, a variety of audible and visual alarms will start.
The alarms aim to deter the animal away from the tracks and an AI camera monitors its movement until it has been diverted to a safe distance.
Traditional methods of deterring deer from railway tracks include train-mounted whistles—which are unreliable—and high fencing, which can be costly.”