Most read articles of 2022: Global Railway Review’s Top 10

Posted: 20 December 2022 | | No comments yet

Take a look at Global Railway Review’s most read articles of 2022, including the impact of open-access competition, Saudi Arabia Railway’s growth plans, digital twins at HS1, and Stockholm Central Stations masterplan.

For over 28 years, Global Railway Review has been a recognised and leading industry source, publishing in-depth articles, opinion pieces by respected experts, interviews with senior executives, and covering the latest news and developments taking place in the rail industry from around the world.

Here is a list of the top 10 most read articles published by Global Railway Review in 2022:

10. The masterplan for transforming Stockholm Central Station

Visual of the transformed Stockholm Station after work completed

Aerial shot of the transformed Stockholm Station area after work has been completed.
Credit: Foster + Partners

Angus Campbell, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners, wrote in his article about how the new masterplan for the Stockholm Central Station will create a new central hub for sustainable travel in Sweden and the advantages that this will bring. Read the article here.

9. Changing the way we look at street homelessness in railway stations

Lucie Anderton, Head of the Sustainability Unit at the UIC, wrote a great article about the evolving role that train stations play as public spaces, and how these changes can benefit the growing street homelessness issue. Read the article here.

8. What is needed to accelerate the overall deployment of ERTMS?

In this article, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies’ (CER) Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director, and Enno Wiebe, Technical Director, gave a snapshot of ERTMS development in Europe, but also explain that a wider strategy is needed in order to achieve full and harmonised deployment. Read the article here.

7. How to better prepare the railway sector for CBRNe threats

Grigore Havarneanu, Senior Research Advisor at the International Union of Railways (UIC), provided an overview of the challenges that railways face in dealing with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and explosive (CBRNe) attacks and how the EU-funded PROACTIVE project can help railway staff to better face these threats. Read the article here.

6. India’s first semi-high-speed rail network: A new era for passengers


Credit: NCRTC

With the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating various challenges for public transit systems, Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), wrote about how the development of India’s first semi-high-speed regional rail network, the RRTS, will be transformative for passengers and economy. Read the article here.

5. HS1’s digital twin trial gives a glimpse of the future of railway

Richard Thorp, Engineering Director, HS1 Ltd, shared insights into the benefits of digital twin technology and the forward-looking innovation this digital tool is bringing to the rail system. Read the article here.

4. Grand Union: Stimulating passenger demand through competition

Grand Union Trains is seeking to introduce new and competitive train services between Carmarthen and London Paddington and Stirling and London Euston. In his article, Managing Director, Ian Yeowart, wrote about how this new open access operator will aim to provide a new customer-focused standard of train service, which challenges and changes the current passenger experience. Read the article here.

3. Q&A with Khaled Alharbi, SAR: Saudi Arabia Railway’s growth plans

SAR's Khaled Alharbi and GRR's Craig Waters

Craig Waters, Global Railway Review, with Khaled Alharbi, SAR, at InnoTrans 2022. Credit: SAR

At InnoTrans 2022, Global Railway Review Editor, Craig Waters, sat down with Khaled Alharbi, Senior Vice President Operations at Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR), to find out more about SAR’s ambitious growth plans and strategic vision, and how rail is an enabler to transform the Kingdom into a leading global logistic hub. Read the interview here.

2. The impact of open access competition on high-speed rail in Europe

Andrea Giuricin, Transport Economist for University of Milan Bicocca, wrote about the development of open access competition in high-speed rail throughout Europe and how it has impacted the market. Read the article here.

1. Indian Railways’ freight IT system: Towards a digitally integrated value chain

Indian Railways’ digital application to track and monitor locomotivesAmit Kumar Jain, General Manager/FOIS in the Centre for Railway Information – an IT arm of India’s Ministry of Railways, write an in-depth article for us about how a Freight Operations Information System (FOIS) has emerged as a key player in the development of a digitally integrated logistics ecosystem in the country. Read the article here.

Global Railway Review is looking for authors for 2023. If you represent a railway operator, infrastructure owner, industry association or rail research institute and are interested in submitting informative and thought-provoking content about rail’s transformation, please send a synopsis to Craig Waters, Editor.