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Germany: Bahn-storming

23 March 2016 | By Ian Hall

The countdown is under way to 20-23 September 2016 when the global rail industry flocks to Berlin Exhibition Grounds for mega trade-fair InnoTrans. Also in the German capital, a clock is ticking on a very similar timescale: and the man hoping for an on-time arrival is Derek Ladewig, founder of…

Southern Africa railway revitalisation…

23 March 2016 | By Jerzy Wisniewski, UIC’s African Region Coordinator

The Southern African Region can be considered as including the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This region is close to the Indian Ocean and also comprises the Comoros States, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. The UIC has collaborated with experts from…

Visibility of trains – what’s changing?

17 March 2016 | By RSSB

In an article for Global Railway Review, the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) discusses recent changes to standards for rail vehicles ensuring trains are sufficiently audible and visible on Britain’s railways…

Better safety, not more safety

3 March 2016 | By Peter van der Mark

In an article for Global Railway Review, former train driver Peter van der Mark discusses safety on Britain’s railways and looks back at the implementation of TPWS train protection system together with Automatic Warning System and its outcome on driver action.

TransWilts – small line, big reach

25 February 2016 | By Paul Johnson, Chairman TransWilts

Following the Rail Ministers announcement on a community rail plan initiative, Paul Johnson, Chairman TransWilts, highlights plans and benefits of the scheme which will give transport groups and passengers a greater say on rail services in Wiltshire.

Author Preview

18 February 2016 | By Pedro Fortea, Director of MAFEX

Ahead of his article in Issue 2, Pedro Fortea – Director of MAFEX – provides an overview of the Spanish railway components industry and gives a glimpse into the topics he will expand on in his forthcoming article...

Improving station safety & reducing incidents on platforms

11 February 2016 | By RSSB and Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) speaks to Global Railway Review about the launch of a new guide aimed at improving station safety and reducing platform-related accidents…

Global Railway Review 2016 upcoming features

4 February 2016 | By Craig Waters, Editor

We’ve some exciting print-editorial plans during 2016 in Global Railway Review, and here’s a quick Editor-overview of some standout features and authors: