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In-Depth Focus: Noise & Vibrations

19 December 2022 | By

Despite railways being an efficient and environmentally sustainable mode of transport, there are increasing concerns around the harmful effects of noise and vibrations. The articles in this In-Depth Focus cover the actions taken to minimise vibrations caused by trains in Spain’s Getafe Tunnel, and an Acoustic Consultant explains why noise and…

Understanding assets for effective decision making

16 December 2022 | By

Rennie Chadwick, Transport Sector Team Lead at Cohesive, explains how the company helps infrastructure managers and rolling stock operators understand more about their assets and how digital techniques can play a big part in effective decision making.

How digital twinning is making Canada’s trains run on time

16 December 2022 | By

As part of the Canada Line’s ongoing digitalisation, the rapid-transit rail line that is part of TransLink’s Skytrain network in Metro Vancouver has begun using a digital twin to optimise its operations and maintenance. Ronald Powell, General Manager, Rail & Transit infrastructure at SNC-Lavalin, explains more.

In-Depth Focus: FRMCS

16 December 2022 | By

As the industry continues to learn more about the role and expectations of the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), this In-Depth Focus brings together articles to explore the case for FRMCS rollout across Switzerland, speeding up FRMCS deployment in Finland, and how the next generation of telecommunication needs for…

In-Depth Focus: Preparing for Winter

16 December 2022 | By

The winter months can be very challenging for railways; sharp drops in temperatures and harsh weather events can threaten major disruption to services. But as the articles in this In-Depth Focus explain, by putting in place robust preparation plans and coherent and consistent strategies, network disturbance can be kept to…

Digital signalling – the revolution has started

9 December 2022 | By

For Global Railway Review, OIy Turner, Head of ERTMS for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), explains the importance of the first Class 387/1 Great Northern Electrostar being upgraded with ETCS in-cab signalling and details GTR's involvement with the East Coast Digital Programme.