In an interview for Global Railway Review, Joanna Siemieniuk, Managing Director and President of Dellner Poland, shares her experience about the development of the Central and Eastern Europe railway industry, as well as challenges that are posed to companies by these changes, and describes the Dellner approach as the tool…
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With coronavirus effectively putting life on pause, now, more than ever, is the time to look ahead. Howard Rosen, Chairman of the Rail Working Group, looks at the role of railways post-pandemic, and the potential for funding from the private sector to see the industry realise its true potential.
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that, despite the coronavirus crisis interrupting the regular rhythm of the European rail supply industry, this unprecedented situation could provide an opportunity to position the sector for even greater success once the pandemic subsides.
Within our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Rebecca Cranshaw, Community and Environment Manager at Eurostar, discusses the company’s Tread Lightly plan and how the rail industry is witnessing a culture shift, as passengers become more focused on sustainability and allow this focus to impact their decisions.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Sarah Higgins, Head of Stations at London Northwestern Railway, discusses the direct and indirect effects that train stations have on the passenger experience, and how London Northwestern Railway wants its stations to become places central to the communities they serve.
Exclusively for Global Railway Review’s ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Infrabel’s General Manager for Strategy, Corporate & Public Affairs, Benoît Gilson, writes about the challenges and projects inside Infrabel regarding CSR and sustainability.
After 10 years with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation representing the UK’s logistics industry, Chief Executive David Wells reveals his ambitions for the association’s next decade, which he believes will drive even more achievements for its members.
Passenger counting and facial recognition technology is being tested in South Africa in a bid to combat rising vandalism and theft to the country’s rail assets. Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch give more details about the project, which is soon to enter live field trials.
Julien Giraud, Business Manager from Lapinus (a part of the ROCKWOOL Group) explains how to deal with ground-borne vibrations caused by trains and how resilient mats of stone wool work best to mitigate the noise and vibrations in a sustainable way.
Following recent projects and research into autonomous technology for trains in Russia, Technical Head of Development for Autonomous Trains at Russian Railways, Pavel Popov, explores how feasible an ATO future will be for shunting locomotives and commuter trains.
For our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Warrick Dent, Safety and Operations Director at London North Eastern Railway (LNER), writes that the operator is taking several steps to minimise their impact on the environment, including the introduction of their new bi-mode Azuma fleet and reducing waste on-board trains and at…
Ever wondered what 5G will do for technologically advanced transportation systems? Here, Tech-Industry writer, Kenny Trinh, explores the positive impacts of 5G in rail operations.
Can mainline and rail freight operations take advantage of the opportunities offered by Automatic Train Operation (ATO)? Rob Goverde, Professor of Railway Traffic Management & Operations and Director of the Digital Rail Traffic Lab at Delft University of Technology, explores.
For our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Jeremy Long, Chief Executive Officer - European Business of MTR Corporation, discusses increased passenger awareness of sustainable travel and how this culture shift is resulting in more people choosing to travel by rail, compared to other modes of transportation.
Gerard Francis, CEO of WillowRail, discusses the driving forces behind the digital enablement of rail and how the company strives to empower rail operators, managers, engineers and maintenance staff to make accurate, timely, and contextual decisions to improve the performance and reliability of their rail networks.