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Issue #1 2016 – Digital version

4 February 2016 | By

In this issue: Czech Republic & Russia - Articles about modernisation plans and project delivery from SŽDC, ČD, ACRI and Russian Railways; Signalling & Telecommunications supplement - Promoting better ERTMS development and deployment from Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER and Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM; Safety - RSSB’s…


Rail Safety & Security supplement

4 February 2016 | By

We take a look at concerns with metal theft for the rail industry, what RSSB is proactively doing to improve safety on the UK’s railways, and Chris Carr from ERA reflects on rail safety performance data for 2014 at a European level, plus he examines how the industry should work…


Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

4 February 2016 | By

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER and Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM, promote better ERTMS development and deployment, plus there’s an event preview of the UIC ERTMS World Conference...


Energising Europe’s railways

4 February 2016 | By Simon Fletcher, UIC’s Coordinator Europe

As we turn the page from 2015 to the chapter headed 2016, it is the moment to focus on what this year is likely to bring forth. The key words for 2016 are energy, security, digitalisation and innovation. These are of course only some of the components of the railway…


Modernisation and improvement brings a bright future for Ceské dráhy

4 February 2016 | By Pavel Krtek, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ceské dráhy (CD)

The joint-stock company Ceské dráhy (CD) is one of the most important carriers in Central Europe, providing services for passenger transportation plus rail freight services through its subsidiary company, CD Cargo. For Global Railway Review, Chairman of the Board of Directors at CD, Pavel Krtek, explains that improving the services…


Czech know-how continues to push through demanding rail markets

4 February 2016 | By Marie Vopálenská, General Director of the Association of Czech Railway Industry (ACRI)

With recent significant contract-wins and proven industry know-how, Marie Vopálenská, General Director of the Association of Czech Railway Industry (ACRI) believes that Czech companies are in a firm position to compete with Europe’s railway giants...


Russia: Focusing on project delivery to meet long-term goals

4 February 2016 | By Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President for Innovation Development – Chief Engineer, JSC Russian Railways

The main aim of JSC Russian Railways holding company is to provide a decent and ‘always-available’ service for passengers, plus provide safe mode of transportation on the Russian railway infrastructure. To meet this aim, Senior Vice-President for Innovation Development – Chief Engineer Valentin Gapanovich, explains that various innovative technical and…


Introduction of energy metering, settlement and billing at SBB

4 February 2016 | By Gisela Hinrichs, Programme Manager for Energy Settlement and Billing, and John Hegarty, Programme Manager for Energy Metering at SBB

In 2012, the Board of SBB (the Swiss Federal Railways) decided on a new energy strategy, with efficiency and saving being one of the strategic directions. SBB plans to reduce its yearly energy consumption by 600 GWh, which is about 20% of its total energy consumption, by 2025. Approximately 80%…


Building passenger rail: the answer to congestion in Canada…

4 February 2016 | By Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada

We are at critical point in Canada with respect to the mobility of the population. Road congestion in and out of urban centres is growing and there is no relief in sight. Airports are reaching capacity. And, in times of inclement weather, road travel remains unreliable. With limited investment options…


Developing a wireless on-board entertainment system for passengers in Greece

4 February 2016 | By Nikolaos Athanasopoulos and Panagiotis Georgas, TRAINOSE

TRAINOSE S.A, the Greek railway operator, is currently developing and testing an innovative on-board wireless system that will provide its intercity passengers with entertainment facilities including movies, music, e-books and e-magazines, as well as Wi-Fi internet access. For Global Railway Review, Strategic Planning Senior Adviser at TRAINOSE, Nikolaos Athanasopoulos and…


ERTMS success: Long-term planning and stability

31 January 2016 | By

The association of European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) was established in 2002 to promote the interests and views of independent infrastructure managers in Europe. With 12 members and two associate members, EIM represents over 50% of the EU’s railway lines. Currently, all EIM members have ERTMS projects implemented, ongoing or…