In this interview with Global Railway Review, Karsten Oberle, Head of Rail at Nokia, explains how FRMCS will be a key enabler for digital railways, the benefits that it will bring and the use of 5G being the foundational technology to support its success.
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Disability should not be a barrier to rail travel. Dmitry Pegov, Deputy Managing Director of Passenger Services at Russian Railways (RZD), reveals their plans to provide a high level of service to all passengers with reduced mobility at all stages of their journey.
Chris Fowler, Customer Services Director at UK train operating company Southern, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the different initiatives implemented to improve their customer experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and also the future plans to support their passengers as transport demands evolve.
The rail industry, as an innovator, is always looking ahead in pursuit of future technology. Menno van Limburg, EAM Director of Electrification at Metrolinx, details how the key to the operator’s plans for expanding services, lowering operating costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions could lie in updating a historical technology…
For Global Railway Review, Dr Ben Todd, Founder and CEO of Arcola Energy, explains the benefits of hydrogen power on the Scottish rail network and details the potential of re-powering existing rolling stock in order to achieve Scotland’s zero emission targets.
James Nattrass, Network Rail’s Director of Incident Management and Operational Security, reflects on the repercussions of metal theft from the railway – an issue that is, sadly, still prevalent, despite COVID-19 – and the progress that continues to be made in tackling it.
In the next instalment of Global Railway Review’s exclusive series, South Western Railway (SWR) introduces some of its team who are working beyond the job description during the pandemic, to the benefit of both SWR passengers and staff.
Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE’s Technical Affairs Manager, explores the intricacies of the introduction of the Fourth Railway Package’s (4RP) Technical Pillar, and the key elements that will ensure its full and successful adoption going forward.
For Global Railway Review, the CEO of the Australasian Railway Association, Caroline Wilkie, writes of the prospective benefits of investing in high-speed rail in Australia, and the importance of timing in addressing this issue.
Božica Radoš, CEO of Venit ExAnte Ltd, explores the vital role rail freight continues to play in transporting hazardous waste seen as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dellner's Digital Automatic Couplers will increase the productivity and competitiveness of rail freight transport as well as contribute to achieving European sustainability targets.
FirstGroup have successfully completed a trial of the ‘rail 5G’ gigabit track to train solution on the Isle of Wight, paving the way for full commercial deployment on Britain’s busiest railway. For Global Railway Review, Simon Holmes, FirstGroup’s Head of Engineering Digital Communications and Managing Director of Evo-rail (a FirstGroup…
The International Union of Railways’ (UIC) Francis Bedel, Chief Digital Officer, and Parinaz Bazeghi, Digital Project Manager, explain the innovative DIGIM II and explore how its new proof of concept (POC) could see level crossing safety revolutionised by connecting the car with the system.
Oleg Valinsky, Deputy Managing Director of Russian Railways, shares details about the railway company’s train driver mobile app and how it helps to interact with locomotive crews.
In the next instalment of Global Railway Review’s exclusive series, Greater Anglia reflects on 2020 and the impact of the pandemic on its business, as well as highlighting three employees who have dedicated the last 12 months to keeping passengers safe, informed and moving.