Global Railway Review Issue 4 2020
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR’s passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our ‘Decarbonising Rail’, ‘High-Speed Rail Development’ and ‘Rail: Thinking Long-Term’ In-Depth Focuses.
Included in this issue:
- MINISTER STATEMENT:
Strengthening Germany’s railway, by Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany
- THE PASSENGER:
A passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, by Steve White, COO and Deputy CEO, Govia Thameslink Railway
Transforming level crossings into smart level crossings, by Virginie Taillandier (SNCF) and Gérard Hernja (ECF)
South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, by Sorin Baltac, General Manager, PRASA
- IN-DEPTH FOCUS: DECARBONISING RAIL:
With articles from Axel Schuppe, General Manager, VDB; Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager, UNIFE; and Zoe McLernon, Policy Manager Multimodal, Logistics UK
- IN-DEPTH FOCUS: RAIL: THINKING LONG-TERM:
With articles from Martha Lawrence and Helena Goetsch, World Bank; Kaspars Briškens, Head of Strategy and Development, Rail Baltica; Richard Jones, Senior Technical & Innovation Manager, RIA; Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE; Ian Jefferies, President and CEO, AAR
- IN-DEPTH FOCUS: HIGH-SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENT:
With articles from Marc Guigon, Passenger Director, UIC; Rick Harnish, Executive Director, High Speed Rail Alliance; and Kamuran Yazıcı, Director General and Chairman of the Board, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş.
- AND MUCH MORE…
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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Cargo, Freight & Heavy-Haul, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cyber-Security, Digitalisation, Electric/Hybrid Rolling Stock, Electrification & Cabling, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), European Train Control System (ETCS), Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS), Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Developments, Level Crossings, Operational Performance, Passenger Experience/Satisfaction, Regulation & Legislation, Rolling Stock Orders/Developments, Route Development, Safety, Signalling & Telecommunications, Sustainability/Decarbonisation, The Workforce, Track/Infrastructure Maintenance & Engineering
Association of American Railroads (AAR), German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), German Railway Industry Association (VDB), Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), High Speed Rail Alliance, International Union of Railways (UIC), Logistics UK, Railway Industry Association (RIA), SNCF, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş., The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), UNIFE