Switches are the track elements that cause about 50% of the disruption to the availability of a track network. At present, infrastructure companies only have a few methods at their disposal for the inspection of switches; among these are manual inspections or measurements with trolley based equipment. Now there exists the possibility of changing to an automatic switch inspection system. This new concept consists of a switch measurement system taking non contact measurements and an inspection system which takes high quality images, mounted on a specially developed wagon. Despite the higher speeds, axle loads and train frequencies of modern railway networks, this automatic switch inspection system enables our clients to keep the risk of derailment to a minimum whilst economising on the maintenance expenses with efficient life-cycle cost management.