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Supporting on-board European ERTMS deployment

21 October 2022 | By

As the European Coordinator for ERTMS at the European Commission (EC), Matthias Ruete writes about the tipping point that Europe is reaching in regard to ERTMS implementation and the vicious cycle that must be broken in order to realise its maximum potential.

The modern bogie – are we on the cusp of a revolution?

21 September 2022 | By

From the historical patent (Chapman, 1812) to the last development, the history of the bogie is one strongly linked with rail. Innovation has been constant: even if a bogie still consists of a frame on which two wheelsets are mounted, suspensions and other components, technologies have evolved significantly. Frédéric Desgaches,…

The future of journal bearings for high‑speed trains

20 September 2022 | By

Riccardo Licciardello, Professional Engineer at ANSFISA, the Italian rail and road safety authority, explains how the journal bearing workstream of the Shift2Rail-funded GEARBODIES research project is looking to reduce the lifecycle cost of rolling stock bearings and running gear, primarily through improving the longevity of bearing units.

Norway’s digital railway comes of age

15 September 2022 | By

With Industry 4.0 becoming an increasingly vital part of Norway’s railway industry, Sverre Kjenne, EVP of Operations and Technology at Bane NOR, explains how the digital railway will profoundly change the way people work and what elements the rail industry will gain from these changes.

Applying data science to predict track degradation

13 September 2022 | By

Douwe Treurniet, Product Owner Asset Degradation at ProRail, discusses the concept of applying data science to predict track degradation in order to support the planning process and mitigate risks. With this prediction, better technical and financial decisions can be made that lead to cost savings and risk mitigation in the…

Supporting innovation in bogie and wheelset development

9 September 2022 | By

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is continuing to support innovative solutions to improve the lifecycles of bogies and wheelsets. In this interview for Global Railway Review, Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Materials at RSSB, provides an update on project progress.