At InnoTrans 2022, Global Railway Review Editor, Craig Waters, sat down with Khaled Alharbi, Senior Vice President Operations at Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR), to find out more about SAR’s ambitious growth plans and strategic vision, and how rail is an enabler to transform the Kingdom into a leading global logistic…
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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.
Pierre Tane (UIC), Dr. Gilles Dessagne (SNCF Réseau), Dr. Bob Janssen (EULYNX) and Airy Magnien (UIC), discuss the evolution of technology in implementing conceptual models of the railway system and the multifaceted advantages they can generate.
Hansen Chan, IP Product Marketing for Industries, Nokia, discusses the advent of digital stations and details how the Nokia digital station network blueprint can help operators overcome the network challenges that they are currently facing.
At InnoTrans 2022, Alexander Burrows, Director of Enterprise & Innovation at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), spoke to Elliot Robinson, Global Railway Review’s Editorial Assistant, about the positive trends he sees in the rail industry right now and what the BCRRE are doing to help the…
At InnoTrans 2022, Global Railway Review Editor, Craig Waters, met with Andreas Haas, Managing Director of the Swissrail Industry Association, to discuss rail’s digital transformation, EDI opportunities within the sector, and how Swiss-made products and solutions can fit the needs of any rail operator.
At InnoTrans 2022, Global Railway Review Editor, Craig Waters, met with Joeley Pettit, Director of Corporate Affairs, Passenger Rail and Sustainability from the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), to discover Australia’s vision for the future of rail, and what strategies will be key in achieving these ideas.
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,…
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.
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.
Ahead of InnoTrans 2022, Global Railway Review asked Pedro Fortea, General Director of Mafex, what he is expecting from this year's event.
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…
Ahead of InnoTrans 2022, Global Railway Review asked Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE, what he is expecting from this year's event.
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.
Andy Billington, Innovation and Sustainability Expert at Rail Baltica, explores what options there are to deploy sensor technology along the project’s infrastructure and what potential there is for building a ‘digital native’ railway.