Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been adopted in the rail sector and its use has grown over recent years. Read on to find out how AM is being developed for use in Austrian, Swedish and Italian rail companies, and what benefits this technology can bring.
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The rail industry is harnessing innovative digital solutions that can benefit the railway sector. A world in which trains are never late and rail travel is cheaper, safer and more efficient is on the horizon thanks to radical innovation and technology that has marked the next stage of rail’s digital revolution.
What are the trends and challenges in rail digitalisation and how is the industry moving forward to embrace and adopt solutions?
Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. Read on…
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Porterbrook have come to an agreement on the best approach to introducing ETCS on existing Electrostar units.
A Smart Data Logging system implies on-board intelligent devices to collect and process field data connected with a Cloud infrastructure to integrate data with IT applications.
Stephanie Klecha, Head of Digital Services at Porterbrook, speaks to our Editor, Craig Waters, with her views on making rail more attractive for passengers, data-sharing, the importance of empowering the workforce, and how industry collaboration is key to rail’s future success.
It is no secret that Norway’s signalling system is in desperate need of revitalisation. For passengers, punctuality is critical, and Norway has recognised the need to renew and digitalise its signalling system. Here, Project Director of System Deliveries for ERTMS at Bane NOR, Eivind Skorstad, explains how Norway’s state-owned company…
A giant leap forward in mobile, always-on digital journey planning will be revealed by global infrastructure support business L.B. Foster in Hall 2/2 C60 at this year’s IT-TRANS at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre in Rheinstetten, Germany on 3-5 March.
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that there are several factors the rail industry must focus on during 2020 to prove the value of rail transport and its potential to support a sustainable, interoperable, digital and integrated mobility system.
ORM hackathons are designed for people to collaborate on digital initiatives and quickly innovate new concepts, turning them into real products.
Hit Rail first installed the Common Interface for ProRail in October 2019, and has now been awarded with a 10-year contract to host and operate the SaaS.
The technology being tested by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency aims to enhance the monitoring of the condition of rail switches.
Uber, not content with up-ending the taxi industry, has its sights firmly set on disrupting the entire travel and transport sector too. But as the ride-hailing app begins to venture into multimodal provision and end-to-end journey planning, this article explores the ways train operating companies and other public transport service…
Fugro's RILA technology has been utilised by Network Rail since 2013 and has officially gained approval for use in platform gauging.
The ORR's study will focus on the level of competition for the delivery of significant signalling projects in a bid to limit Network Rail's spend on signalling.