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Issue 1 2018

 

Safety In-Depth Focus 2018

14 February 2018 | By

Whether it’s the safety of passengers, rail employees and track workers, or making sure freight is safely transported by tracks, rail safety is paramount. This In-Depth Focus explores South Africa’s approach to rail safety and covers the DYNAFREIGHT project which assesses the challenges in safely operating long freight trains in…

Measuring the vibration-isolating effect of an elastic railway superstructure in Poland

13 February 2018 | By , ,

The Railway Institute at Wrocław University of Science and Technology has convincingly demonstrated the value of the cost-effective type SLS1308G under sleeper pads used on the Kraków Airport rail link in Poland. Here, Ewelina Kwiatkowska, Adjunct Professor at Wrocław University of Technology, together with Getzner Werkstoff colleagues Harald Loy (Head…

Big Data In-Depth Focus 2018

12 February 2018 | By

The way data is collected and analysed across a number of industries has changed substantially over recent years. Although more sophisticated tools are available than ever before, and the rail industry is benefitting from this 'information explosion', greater regulatory knowledge and a more systematic approach to data utilisation is needed.