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In-Depth Focus: Alternative Fuels

7 April 2022 | By

Reducing emissions and how the rail sector contributes to climate change are topics high on the agenda for many organisations in the industry. With companies seeking more sustainable options, the authors in this In-Depth Focus explore the opportunities of alternative fuels and the importance of how innovative initiatives can enable…

Punctuality is key to rail recovery

7 April 2022 | By

With customers beginning to use rail services again after years of restrictions, Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of Transport Focus, explains why train operators need to focus on offering a reliable, punctuality service for passengers and how this can help rail grow in the years ahead.

In-Depth Focus: Track Technologies

6 April 2022 | By

The authors in this In-Depth Focus explore a variety of topics, including: the IN2ZONE research project which aims to design and test a prototype next generation transition zone solution; the Harmotrack Project which is investigating acceleration measurements to monitor track quality; and the LOWNOISEPAD project which seeks to find an…

Roundtable: Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC)

5 April 2022 | By

Moderated by Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking, participants of this Roundtable explore how DAC will increase the capacity and quality of freight traffic as well as of rail infrastructure and its role in meeting rail’s sustainability targets, plus they look at the main policy and legal challenges…

Global Railway Review Issue 2 2022

4 April 2022 | By

Packed full of exclusive content, including: the traction power supply of the Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed rail line; what passengers in the UK want from their journeys; Roundtable on Digital Automatic Coupling; Track Technologies and Alternative Fuels In-Depth Focuses; and much more!

Magnetic levitation raises the bar for safety standards in rail

24 March 2022 | By

With state-of-the-art superconducting maglev technology looking increasingly likely to come to the U.S., Wayne Rogers, Chairman and CEO of Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR), explains how this revolutionary technology offers the chance to raise rail safety standards throughout North America.