Around 100 years ago, electrification allowed Swiss railways to say goodbye to fossil energy sources for the first time. Step by step, ‘white coal’, i.e. hydropower, replaced coal as the primary energy source. This is now happening for a second time – with all fossil fuels being replaced by renewables…
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Rail interiors are constantly being pushed to keep pace with the evolving needs of the passengers travelling on-board. For Global Railway Review, Aisling Norton, 22000 Intercity Railcar - Interior Refurbishment Project Manager at Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail, details the key aspects encompassing the operator’s recent fleet refurbishment, and tells…
Mark Anderson, Customer and Commercial Director at Go-Ahead Group, explores what the future could hold for interior train design, and calls for a bold, dynamic and fresh approach to win passengers back, post the pandemic.
Julian Fordon, Senior Manager for Marketing Strategy and Communication of DB Regio at Deutsche Bahn (DB), tells Global Railway Review about the IdeasTrain project, and explains how a life-size mock-up is enabling the operator to realise their innovative concepts and enhance the interior of train design.
With the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating various challenges for public transit systems, Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), discusses how the development of India’s first semi-high-speed regional rail network, the RRTS, will be transformative for passengers and economy.
Tom Rutkowski, VP & Chief Mechanical Officer at Brightline, dives into the development of train interiors today and how train operators are meeting the changing needs of rail travellers, what they want from their on-board experience, and how modern interiors can harness innovation while improving safety measures.
Philip Van Den Bosch, Senior Freight Strategy Advisor at the UIC, explores how rail freight is key to making the transport sector more environmentally friendly and why interoperability is vital to achieving this.
Dr. Amit Kumar Jain, General Manager/FOIS in the Centre for Railway Information – an IT arm of India’s Ministry of Railways, explores the concept and methodology used for rail freight carbon emissions estimation, as well as the benefits this offers to customers of Indian Railways’ Rail Green Points (RGPs) initiative.
Jason Brooker, Head of Environment at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), takes a look into how GTR, the UK’s biggest rail franchise, is at the forefront of the industry to create a more biodiverse landscape.
For Global Railway Review, Marco Berger, Senior Director - Solutions and Applications Management at Ribbon Communications, explains why growing security risks and passenger expectations are making IT/OT modernisation imperative for rail operators.
A new digital track monitoring system has been launched by Bane NOR’s ICT department in the form of an app that will signal to operators the need to rectify faults and what measures need to be taken, all before the issue results in train stoppages.
Mark Fielding-Smith, Client Director, Digital Rail at Atkins, explains how they have supported Network Rail’s National Aerial Survey and how this helps the infrastructure manager utilise data and take digital twin benefits to new heights.
In this interview for Global Railway Review, Gunnar Smith, VP of Sales at Prover, talks about the typical challenges faced in the procurement and development of rail control projects and how these can be mastered with a modern approach based on Signalling Design Automation (SDA) and the use of digital…
On 12 December 2018, the first overhead contact line (OHL) pole was mounted on the Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed rail line construction project in Germany. On 31 January 2022 the OHL was energised; the high-speed line is now due to open for commercial operations in December 2022. Christian Lammerskitten, Head of Power…
In this article for Global Railway Review Issue 2 2022, PKP PLK explore how recent investments worth billions of zlotys to modernise Poland’s railway infrastructure is making rail travel more accessible for all.