Italy’s largest transport company, the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, is taking a sustainable approach both in its strategies and in its daily activities, with rail transport playing a key role in achieving wider company objectives. Lorenzo Radice, Head of Sustainability and Valerio Birindelli, Sustainability Expert, explain more.
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Dana Logue, Railroad Product Manager from ThermOmegaTech, discusses how their products and solutions can help rolling stock operators overcome a variety of challenges that they face, especially during harsh winter weather.
The long-term deployment plan for ETCS (the European Train Control System) is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including traffic management, automatic train operation (ATO), telecoms and a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to support drivers with the delivery of operational performance and energy efficiency.
Ian Maxwell, Head of Train Control Systems at the UK’s Office of Rail and Road (ORR), provides an insight into the differences between external and internal cyber incidents, and how Britain’s rail industry must adapt in order to protect itself from both.
Carlo Borghini looks ahead to Shift2Rail’s participation at InnoTrans 2020 and what topics he expects the industry will showcase during the international trade fair.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) colleagues Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ulrich Fikar (Senior Policy Adviser – Passenger), explore how high-speed rail’s environmental credentials and the sector’s continual investments into modern technology are crucial ingredients for passengers when choosing to take the train over the plane.
Jo Moffatt, Engineering Practice Director for Strategic Rail at Atkins, writes that the rail industry is facing a serious skills shortage, and urgently needs to respond by focusing on attracting new staff, increasing diversity, and upskilling the current workforce.
Elisabeth Werner, Director for Land Transport at the European Commission’s DG for Mobility and Transport, underlines that now is the time for rail to deliver its share in building a green, efficient, and affordable European transport system.
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.
The identical cultures and language shared by SPENO International SA and MATISA Materiel Industriel SA have allowed both companies to create a very successful partnership in technical cooperation for over 20 years. André Zurbrugg, Sales Engineer at MATISA, explains more.
Keeping railway networks operational and safeguarding rolling stock from damage and impairment is crucial during harsh winter weather. Read on to find out how advanced planning can help predict and prepare for bad weather, and how strong teamwork between colleagues and different stakeholders goes a long way when battling winter…
Andrzej Adamczyk, Poland’s Minister of Infrastructure, writes that the country’s much‑needed railway investment programme is helping to deliver a modernised rail network that benefits both passengers and rail freight.
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.