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Building on the strong support to improve passenger rail in Minnesota

19 May 2022 | By

Bob Manzoline, Executive Director of the NLX Alliance, the organisation behind a proposed Minneapolis to Duluth intercity passenger rail service, explains how advocates of the project have been left befuddled at delays by the Minnesota Senate, despite there being billions of dollars available for rail projects, plus huge support of…

‘Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!’

17 May 2022 | By

With level crossing and railway trespass related collisions amounting to over 90 per cent of all railway accidents, Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety and Interoperability at the UIC, explains why raising awareness of safety initiatives is now more important than ever and how ILCAD 2022 will play a part…

SBB says goodbye to fossil energy for the second time

5 May 2022 | By

Around 100 years ago, electrification allowed Swiss railways to say goodbye to fossil energy sources for the first time. Step by step, ‘white coal’, i.e. hydropower, replaced coal as the primary energy source. This is now happening for a second time – with all fossil fuels being replaced by renewables…

Placing creativity at the heart of rail interior innovation

5 May 2022 | By

Rail interiors are constantly being pushed to keep pace with the evolving needs of the passengers travelling on-board. For Global Railway Review, Aisling Norton, 22000 Intercity Railcar - Interior Refurbishment Project Manager at Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail, details the key aspects encompassing the operator’s recent fleet refurbishment, and tells…

Interior concepts that meet the needs of tomorrow’s passengers

3 May 2022 | By

Julian Fordon, Senior Manager for Marketing Strategy and Communication of DB Regio at Deutsche Bahn (DB), tells Global Railway Review about the IdeasTrain project, and explains how a life-size mock-up is enabling the operator to realise their innovative concepts and enhance the interior of train design.

Optimising Brightline’s on‑board experience

2 May 2022 | By

Tom Rutkowski, VP & Chief Mechanical Officer at Brightline, dives into the development of train interiors today and how train operators are meeting the changing needs of rail travellers, what they want from their on-board experience, and how modern interiors can harness innovation while improving safety measures.

Interoperability: A duty beyond rail

27 April 2022 | By

Philip Van Den Bosch, Senior Freight Strategy Advisor at the UIC, explores how rail freight is key to making the transport sector more environmentally friendly and why interoperability is vital to achieving this.

Know your carbon saving RGPs: A digital initiative by Indian Railways

25 April 2022 | By

Dr. Amit Kumar Jain, General Manager/FOIS in the Centre for Railway Information – an IT arm of India’s Ministry of Railways, explores the concept and methodology used for rail freight carbon emissions estimation, as well as the benefits this offers to customers of Indian Railways’ Rail Green Points (RGPs) initiative.