The headhouse will have a 78m ventilation shaft reaching down to the twin tunnels below, regulating air quality and temperature, removing smoke in the event of a fire and providing access for emergency services.
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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.
Serge Van Themsche, Vice President of Strategic Partnership at Cylus, shares his six recommendations for the railway industry to avoid software obsolescence pitfalls.
Security continues to play a significant and increasingly crucial and connected role within rail. Global Railway Review delves deeper into the risks, speaking to Nomad Digital’s Security Architect, Mark Robson, about their Security-as-a-Service solution, and the importance of beginning with a healthy asset management system.
In the statement, Bill Flynn, CEO of Amtrak, says that following the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol, the railroad corporation is "taking extra steps to continue ensuring the safety of our employees and customers in Washington DC and across our network" in preparation for the Inauguration of Joe Biden.
The grants will help commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington eliminate hazards at highway-railway crossings.
By using thermal imaging, optical distance sensors and artificial intelligence, Metro hopes to deter illegal trespassing and keep both passengers and staff safe.
As Head of IT at DB Cargo UK, Marie Hill has developed an innovative approach to cyber-security for the organisation, which focuses on engaging the workforce in cyber-awareness activities and fun and interactive training. Here she explains how the WannaCry cyber‑attack firmly put cyber-security on her radar and how this…
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), writes that, for rail to embark on a safe journey towards digitalisation, it is crucial that the European Union (EU) and its member states acknowledge and seize the opportunity for a safe ‘rail 4.0’.
Richard Thomas is a UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber-Security at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE). In this article for Global Railway Review, Richard explains the intricacies of protecting and maintaining railway assets, while constantly evolving to meet the cyber-security needs of future technology.
The new system will share vital health and safety information across contractors and help to ensure consistency of standards and performance.
Take a look at Global Railway Review's most read articles of 2020, including Scotland’s ambition to deliver a decarbonised rail network, the feasibility of a high-speed rail service between Chicago and NYC, and the opportunities for using big data analytics on India’s national railway network.
The final rule requires 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety.