With more than 50 years of experience, CAF MiiRA designs, develops and provides rail gearboxes for passenger and freight trains worldwide, making it a well-known and trusted supplier in a sector that has become one of the most demanding, where performance and competitiveness requirements increase year by year.
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Anthony M. Watanabe, Head of Growth - Innovation & Smart Mobility at Alstom, explores several different innovation opportunities for further decarbonising the rail value chain, such as energy optimisation and leveraging digitalisation.
Founded in 1946, the HÜBNER Group has turned into a global player in the mobility industry. This year the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Dmitry Pegov, Deputy Managing Director of Passenger Services at Russian Railways (RZD), details the thorough measures that were and continue to be taken to ensure the health and safety of passengers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Viper Innovations’ CableGuardian system was called into action by Network Rail engineers to identify and locate several Insulation Resistance failures on a signalling power supply system at Euxton on the West Coast Mainline.
Megan Drayton, Foundation Manager of TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand, discusses how the increasing popularity of rail tracks and level crossings as a fashionable backdrop in the age of modern photography, creative media and even selfies is seeing lives put at risk.
Herbert Ofner, Safety Spokesperson at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), details the multifaceted approach that the organisation has taken to increase safety at level crossings throughout Austria, and the value of asking all crossing users to consider the situation from other user’s viewpoints.
Adebayo Onigbanjo, Principal IoT Platforms and Application Leader for Wabtec Corporation’s Core Electronics and Data Analytics group, explains the next stage for connected trains and how rail operators can truly drive transformation.
Jo Moffatt, Engineering Practice Director for Strategic Rail at Atkins, writes how the coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on inequality in the workplace, and presents a real opportunity to address this bias to the benefit of women, STEM related industries, and society as a whole.
Find out what these industry experts think about topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the rail freight sector, how to unlock more capacity on freight networks, encouraging a modal shift from road to rail, and the opportunities for digitalisation and emerging technologies.
Helena Rådbo, Senior Advisor for Railway Safety at Trafikverket, discusses the new campaign that the agency is planning for ILCAD 2021 and how it is working to improve safety at level crossings on the country’s rail network.
Ivan Kršić, President of the Management Board of HŽ Infrastruktura, details the work being carried out to revitalise both passenger and freight rail in the Republic of Croatia and the benefits to be realised in creating a truly pan-European railway infrastructure.
This In-Depth Focus takes a look at some of the latest projects and techniques available to utilise innovative solutions and help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets – vital rolling stock components.
Iñigo Zorriketa, Director at Dominion, details its Obstacle Detector system and explains the benefits that it brings to the safety of rail level crossings.
The key to achieving growth in rail freight safety, efficiency and sustainability, lies in the continued digitalisation of the rail system. This In-Depth Focus explores the different approaches of various stakeholders in driving forward a total revolution in rail freight operations.