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Competition, cooperation and sharing best-practice

1 September 2016 | By David Packer, CEO, Permanent Way Institution (PWI)

Railway professionals know that our field is a complex, integrated system. Its success relies on cooperation between people with diverse skills and interests to deliver a safe, reliable and cost-effective service to customers. That complexity is on display at events such as InnoTrans in Germany and Infrarail and Railtex in…

The future of train travel for SJ

25 August 2016 | By Crister Fritzson, Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB

In Global Railway Review Issue 5 2016, Crister Fritzson – Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB – will be sharing some insights into the history of Sweden’s oldest and largest train operator; its recent developments and plans for the future.

Productivity gives rail the competitive edge over air

18 August 2016 | By Sophie Krishnan, General Manager, Business and Ancillaries, Trainline

Sophie Krishnan, General Manager of Business and Ancillaries at Trainline looks at why business travellers are swapping plane for train on high speed routes in Europe.

Railway cyber security

2 August 2016 | By Graham Ellis

For my next blog on Global Railway Review I have chosen a very topical subject to share with you, security but perhaps not in the vein you might expect...

Level Crossing Safety supplement 2016

25 July 2016 | By

In our latest Level Crossing Safety Supplement, Estonian Railways and the Finnish Transport Agency share their safety plans and progress, plus CER’s Libor Lochman highlights the need for public authorities, road organisations and users to play their part in contributing to level crossing safety...

Signalling & Telecommunications supplement 2016

25 July 2016 | By

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Luc Lallemand shares Infrabel’s recent ETCS milestones, SŽ’s José Urbanc explores Slovenia’s signalling developments, and Frans Heijnen provides an overview of the EULYNX project...

Austria’s Southern Line – the future of travelling and transport

25 July 2016 | By

The Southern Line in Austria is one of the largest and most spectacular infrastructure projects of the coming decade. Approximately 200km of railway lines will be modernised and 170km newly built. This will lead to the employment of 5,000 people during construction. In 2026 trains will travel from Vienna to…

Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest rail tunnel in the world

25 July 2016 | By

On 1 June 2016 an exciting new chapter was added to the Gotthard story. With the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland made railway history with a once-in-a-century construction project that embodies the innovation and competitiveness that makes the country the envy of Europe. For European Railway Review Head…

Construction completed on the world’s longest railway tunnel

25 July 2016 | By

Following 17 years of construction, the new Gotthard Base Tunnel was ceremonially opened on 1 June 2016. Measuring 57km-long it is not only the longest railway tunnel in the world but is also a unique masterpiece of engineering. Renzo Simoni, CEO of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd., the company tasked with construction,…

Etihad Rail: Pioneering UAE railway design and innovation…

25 July 2016 | By Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO, Etihad Rail

For decades railways around the world have played an integral role in the socio-economic development of local communities, cities and countries through enhanced freight transport and logistics capabilities. Key benefits include providing a fast and efficient alternative means of passenger and freight transport; increasing connectivity between urban and rural spaces;…