Cable and electrification systems are vital components of railway networks that need maintaining and safeguarding in order to ensure that passenger and freight trains can operate efficiently. This In-Depth Focus covers developments in electrification projects, exploring: How medium voltage DC technology can be applied to railway electrification systems; the importance of independently approved cable and electrification products; and what measures and solutions are available to the industry in tackling cable and metal theft.
Smart sensors on tracks can be used to remotely check the health of infrastructure and a variety of digital solutions can help maintenance teams carry out vital tasks more efficiently leading to reduced service downtime and extended rail infrastructure lifetime. This In-Depth Focus explores how effective predictive and preventive maintenance is in this IoT era.
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