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Railways face continued growth in passenger ridership numbers and increased demand for rail freight operations. To cope, rail systems must adapt to their changing environment and provide networks that are both safe and secure.
Founded in 1946, the HÜBNER Group has turned into a global player in the mobility industry. This year the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Megan Drayton, Foundation Manager of TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand, discusses how the increasing popularity of rail tracks and level crossings as a fashionable backdrop in the age of modern photography, creative media and even selfies is seeing lives put at risk.
Following the disruption caused by the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Class 800 and 385 series trains in May 2021, ORR is set to undertake a review of the impact of the incident on safety and passengers.
Herbert Ofner, Safety Spokesperson at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), details the multifaceted approach that the organisation has taken to increase safety at level crossings throughout Austria, and the value of asking all crossing users to consider the situation from other user’s viewpoints.
Helena Rådbo, Senior Advisor for Railway Safety at Trafikverket, discusses the new campaign that the agency is planning for ILCAD 2021 and how it is working to improve safety at level crossings on the country’s rail network.
Iñigo Zorriketa, Director at Dominion, details its Obstacle Detector system and explains the benefits that it brings to the safety of rail level crossings.
Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings from across Melbourne by 2025, with 46 already removed, and the project is not slowing down. This article explores the current state of play and details how some of the actual construction work is carried out.
Packed full of exclusive content, including: the projects transforming rail infrastructure in Croatia and Bulgaria; creating safer, smarter and more climate-friendly rail freight networks; extending the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets; and a Roundtable on Strengthening Rail's Position in the Logistics Industry.
Improving level crossing safety will contribute to LTG’s goal of zero accidents on Lithuania’s railway
Over the last few years, by introducing additional safety measures and organising educational campaigns, railway level crossings in Lithuania have become an incomparably safer place, where accidents are extremely rare. But, as Karolis Sankovski, CEO of LTG Infra, explains, that is not the final goal; it is LGT’s vision to…
Despite an overall reduction in the number of rail-related accidents in Poland in recent years, Katarzyna Kucharek, President of the Board of the PKP Group Foundation, explains that more action needs to be taken to increase safety and minimise risks at level crossings on the country’s rail network.
Peter Lambrinakos, Chief of Police and Corporate Security at VIA Rail Canada, discusses VIA Rail Police’s mandate and the efforts deployed to provide a safe and secure passenger rail service across Canada.
With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.
Chelina Bodhie, Senior Manager for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality at the Gautrain Management Agency, speaks to Global Railway Review about the safety protocols that make the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link the safest transport mode in Gauteng.
The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has published revised standards on fire safety and evacuation. Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Materials at RSSB, considers the history behind the present.