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Noise and vibration work in the FINE-2 project

7 February 2022 | By

Scott Heath, Coordinator of the FINE-2 project, details the project’s work around rail sector noise and vibration, and how its dedicated work packages, in conjunction with TRANSIT and SILVARSTAR, are seeking to comprehend, in fine detail, the sound generated outside of the train.

Communities and rail recovery

2 February 2022 | By

Fay Easton, Head of Stakeholder & Community at West Midlands Railway, tells Global Railway Review how Community Station Partnerships are bringing people together to develop stations as assets to their communities, enhancing the passenger experience and helping to underpin national efforts to restore confidence in rail.

Transitioning to FRMCS

11 January 2022 | By

Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE Technical Affairs Manager, discusses how the introduction of digitalisation and automation in rail will become central for the deployment of both FRMCS, and future broadband applications, far beyond today’s GSM-R.

FRMCS and its role in Finland’s rail safety related communications

10 January 2022 | By

Markku Voutilainen, Senior Inspector Project Manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), delves into the topic of safety related communications across Finland’s rail network, exploring the complexities of preparing for FRMCS while facing uncertainty around specification and implementation timelines, while marking the technological step forward it will mean for…

Rail freight: An ally of the environment

2 December 2021 | By

Samuel Nevado, Head of the Logistics and Vehicle Distribution Division at Transfesa Logistics, writes about the key role that rail freight has to play in creating an emission-free supply chain, bringing truly sustainable intermodality.

What does biodiversity have to do with the railways?

1 December 2021 | By ,

While most people working in rail do not consider wildlife to be a traditional area of expertise, that perception is changing. There is an increasing understanding of the rapid loss of global biodiversity and increasing understanding of responsibility, obligation and opportunity for railways to help halt the loss. Colleagues Pınar Yılmazer and…