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British rolling stock market enters a lull

3 November 2005 | By James Abbott, Technical Editor

The post-privatisation train building gold rush in the UK is over. Rolling stock manufacturers face a lean time over the next few years. Privatisation of the British railway industry has not eased the boom-and-bust nature of the rolling stock supply sector. If anything, it has made it worse. A boom…


Positive progression for the rolling stock market

29 December 2006 | By Drewin Nieuwenhuis, General Director, UNIFE

2006 has been a positive year for the Rail Industry – both in terms of development perspectives and recent technological achievements. This feeling was largely reflected at the Innotrans trade fair last September where the Industry presented its state-of-the-art technology, particularly in the Rolling Stock area. The seminar organised jointly…


The Nordic rolling stock market

31 May 2006 | By James Abbott, Technical Editor

A steady succession of small rolling stock orders is keeping interest alive in the Nordic market.A decade ago, the Nordic countries were seen as a beacon of hope by Europe’s rolling stock manufacturers,with some large replacement orders coming up. But those orders are now behind us, with the Italian manufacturer…


Trenitalia improves rolling stock maintenance using big data

25 July 2016 | By

Rolling stock maintenance is an expensive and critical process for a railway company. Trenitalia has managed to make it more effective by using a dynamic maintenance system which combines the Internet of Things (IoT) with analytics and in-memory computing. For Global Railway Review, Trenitalia’s CIO, Danilo Gismondi, shares the details…


Climatic testing: Making rolling stock and track fit for winter

19 December 2014 | By

Safe and reliable operation of mainline rolling stock under all weather conditions is an essential prerequisite for enhancing passenger safety and comfort and thus increasing the attractiveness and acceptance of rail travel. The low temperatures, ice and snow conditions prevailing in winter can cause huge problems and malfunctions of certain…


Rolling Stock Developments supplement

6 August 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view Rolling Stock Developments Supplement, we take a look at the next generation of trains for the UK’s Intercity Express Programme; Crister Fritzson from SJ explains the importance of Sweden’s rolling stock for future competitiveness; and we look at how Arriva UK Trains is building on performance…


Rolling Stock Design supplement 2012

26 September 2012 | By

In this supplement: The Next Generation Train project (Joachim Winter, NGT Project Manager, Institute of Vehicle Concepts, German Aerospace Center (DLR)); Home delivery: a new paradigm in rolling stock testing (Igor Alonso-Portillo, Director for Strategy and Business Development, CETEST); Wheelchair space design in rolling stock to improve occupant crash safety…


Financing rolling stock in the UK: issues, challenges and opportunities

21 November 2014 | By Martin Watt, Dentons

Martin Watt, Managing Associate within the Energy, Transport and Infrastructure Department of global law firm Dentons, looks at the concerns, challenges and opportunities surrounding rolling stock financing in the UK, and how the marketplace needs to keep up with demand...


Rolling stock – where is it heading?

14 February 2017 | By Graham Ellis

Regular Global Railway Review blogger Graham Ellis provides a general overview of rolling stock developments and highlights the importance of renewing infrastructure in order to keep up with locomotive advances.