Rolling Stock Developments In-Depth Focus 2018

Posted: 5 June 2018 | | 1 comment

The rail sector is changing at rapid pace with numerous innovative digital technologies now playing a crucial role in how tracks are run and maintained. Among these modern infrastructure changes, the development of rolling stock should not be overlooked – the comfort and performance of trains is just as important as developing the tracks they operate on.

Rolling Stock Developments in-depth focus #3 2018
  • Designing rolling stock of the future with new materials and smart designs
    If the rail sector is to remain globally competitive, Europe’s rail industry requires a step change when it comes to the technology and design of the next generation of rail vehicles. The use of innovative materials and modular designs are key for success. Safety Department colleagues at the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Per Blomqvist and Johan Sandström, look at the Mat4Rail project, which aims to reduce train weight by replacing metal parts with fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs) and increase train capacity and comfort with a built-in modular interior design.
  • On track: Refurbished trains for Grand Central
    As the first of Grand Central’s refurbished trains rolls into service in England, Fleet Director, David Hatfield, gives us an insight on upgrading the open access train operator’s entire fleet of rolling stock in 2018 – part of a multi-million-pound investment programme.
  • VIA Rail’s modernisation: Reimagining the Canadian journey
    Four years ago, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada with a clear objective: To ensure that intercity passenger rail continued to play a key role in the economic prosperity of Canada. Since then, Yves tells Global Railway Review, that with the support of an exceptional and dedicated team, they have laid the groundwork for attaining their renewed vision of a more relevant and modern VIA Rail.
  • A world first: Removing the variability of human nature in rail
    Global Railway Review’s Junior Editor, Tara Nolan, spoke with Jim Doughty, Systems Integration Manager at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), regarding how train automation has leapt into the future and how the success of the industry ‘world first’ will influence the rail sector.

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One response to “Rolling Stock Developments In-Depth Focus 2018”

  1. Vusi Ranyawa says:

    Good Day I am a partner and Director in a company recently registered called Midco Rail Engineering Pty Ltd, we are a subsidiary to Midco Engineering. Midco Rail Engineering was born out of 6 Directors with keen interest on the current drive by PRASA to build Passenger Trains in Dunnottor through Gibela. We have submitted our proposal to be one of their suppliers of components and we also have the capacity to Manufacture other parts, such as the body of the Train.
    We are really looking forward to being part of this Passenger Rail development in the Country.

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