For Global Railway Review, Jason Cotterrell, Group Development Director of Exterion Media discusses the importance of data in the rail sector and why rail companies should be recognising the value of their assets when it comes to technology and media.
Doors and movable door steps are perceived as the most failure-prone systems in rail vehicles. Here Gabriel Haller, Technical Director and Executive Manager of Rail Tec Arsenal, explains the importance of testing these components – especially under winter conditions – to ensure all-round reliability of rail vehicles, which in turn helps to increase passenger comfort and operational performance.
Despite the many great advancements that have taken place in railway signalling systems, some concerns still exist – notably regarding SIL 4 (Safety Integrity Level) train locationing. Giuseppe Fazio, Mauro Giaconi, Salvatore Vetruccio, Matteo Telesca and Alessandro Giuliani from the Italian rail community highlight the main issues related to current systems alongside some proposed solutions that are under consideration by the academic community.