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Transitioning to FRMCS

11 January 2022 | By

Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE Technical Affairs Manager, discusses how the introduction of digitalisation and automation in rail will become central for the deployment of both FRMCS, and future broadband applications, far beyond today’s GSM-R.

FRMCS and its role in Finland’s rail safety related communications

10 January 2022 | By

Markku Voutilainen, Senior Inspector Project Manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), delves into the topic of safety related communications across Finland’s rail network, exploring the complexities of preparing for FRMCS while facing uncertainty around specification and implementation timelines, while marking the technological step forward it will mean for…

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.