Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), outlines the significant role that rail freight played during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how, in the years to come, this role will only continue to grow and develop in order to support a prosperous future for railroads, their customers and…
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Rail infrastructure managers and train operators face continuing pressure to ensure that their networks and services offer robust protection against fire incidents. This In-Depth Focus brings together industry experts to highlight how best to understand the risks of fire to rail assets and how best to control situations to protect…
As the world grows warmer, environmental legislation grows with it. For contracting authorities, each item of legislation adds a new layer of legal responsibilities – and failing to fully comply with them can have serious consequences. Beth Fryer, Legal Counsel Advisor for Atkins’ UK Transportation business, explains how to get…
Eamon Ryan, Ireland’s Minister of Transport, anticipates the future plans for rail within Ireland in the coming years, with a focus on the island as a whole in delivering a more connected, sustainable and reliable public transport offering.
In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada; details of rail improvements for Metrolinx; the opportunities ahead for U.S. rail freight; and HS1’s sustainability strategy.
Justin Ryan, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager at Southeastern, tells Global Railway Review about Southeastern’s most recent accessibility improvements.
Andrey Akimov, Head of the MCD Directorate of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of Moscow, discusses how continuing to renew its rolling stock remains MCD’s main priority and that, by the end of 2021, transport operators will receive another 229 new cars in its effort to change…
Zoe McLernon, Multimodal Policy Manager at Logistics UK, provides an overview of how the pandemic is impacting rail freight operations in the UK and how the sector is stepping up to serve the nation.
On the path to climate neutrality, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) have set a goal of integrating environmental impacts caused by products and services into its procurement process. Matthias Landgraf, Senior Scientist at TU Graz, and Sven Schirmer, ÖBB’s Corporate Procurement Coordinator for Rolling Stock, explain more.
Despite the pandemic, 2020 brought a lot of success in accelerating hyperloop technology. But, before hyperloop vehicles can gather speed, the possibility of using magnetic levitation on existing railway infrastructure is being explored. Przemyslaw Paczek, CEO & Co-founder at Nevomo, explains more about a 'magrail' solution and asks the question…
KONUX has strengthened its operations with renowned international rail industry expert, Andreas Busemann. In this Q&A for Global Railway Review, Andreas shares why he has joined the start-up and why he thinks that the railway industry requires a fresh approach to accelerate its digital transformation.
Serge Van Themsche, Vice President of Strategic Partnership at Cylus, shares his six recommendations for the railway industry to avoid software obsolescence pitfalls.
Adina Vălean, the European Commissioner for Transport, looks to the future of rail innovation, and embraces the potential for long-distance passenger and freight traffic sparked by the European Year of Rail.
With the ‘European Year of Rail’ already underway, Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), writes that, during this busy year for the European rail community, focus must be on recovery and development to make Europe's rail ambitions become reality.
Security continues to play a significant and increasingly crucial and connected role within rail. Global Railway Review delves deeper into the risks, speaking to Nomad Digital’s Security Architect, Mark Robson, about their Security-as-a-Service solution, and the importance of beginning with a healthy asset management system.