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Rail freight: An ally of the environment

2 December 2021 | By

Samuel Nevado, Head of the Logistics and Vehicle Distribution Division at Transfesa Logistics, writes about the key role that rail freight has to play in creating an emission-free supply chain, bringing truly sustainable intermodality.

What does biodiversity have to do with the railways?

1 December 2021 | By ,

While most people working in rail do not consider wildlife to be a traditional area of expertise, that perception is changing. There is an increasing understanding of the rapid loss of global biodiversity and increasing understanding of responsibility, obligation and opportunity for railways to help halt the loss. Colleagues Pınar Yılmazer and…

In-Depth Focus: The Future of Train Control

29 November 2021 | By

This In-Depth Focus gives industry experts from Russian Railways, ÖBB and the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) the opportunity to explore technologies for autonomous railway management, the tokenisation of train control/train management, and how Germany’s use of ATO with ETCS will optimise the country’s rail network.

In-Depth Focus: Noise & Vibrations

25 November 2021 | By

In this In-Depth Focus, industry experts examine three projects – SILVARSTAR, TRANSIT and FINE-2 – and how they are playing a part to understand the complex challenges around noise and vibration of railways and what can be done to reduce nuisance.

Green travel, bright futures

25 November 2021 | By

Adrian Share, Executive Vice President, Rail Infrastructure at Brightline West explains how offering a connected, green and efficient rail system is key to getting people out of their cars and transforming attitudes to train travel in America.

Global Railway Review Issue 6 2021

24 November 2021 | By

Packed full of exclusive content, including: a project update on Brisbane's Cross River Rail; rail freight and the environment; two In-Depth Focuses on Noise & Vibrations and The Future of Train Control; and much more!

Green technologies to shape the future of Russian Railways

24 November 2021 | By

As a national leader in technology and partner to global railway associations, Russian Railways (RZD) is implementing international projects focused on sustainable development. Here, Sergey Kobzev, First Deputy General Director and Chief Engineer of RZD, responsible for environmental protection issues, reduction of the carbon footprint and ensuring compliance with international…

Rail’s role in the future of zero carbon transport in the UK

23 November 2021 | By

Transport is currently the largest contributor to UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and, as a result, decarbonisation is a key priority for the industry. In July 2021, the UK government published its Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) – its ‘greenprint’ – detailing the steps needed for transport to become a net-zero…