Felix Spiess, Project Manager Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Supply Chain Development Manager, ÖBB-Technische Services GmbH, discusses the implementation of AM at ÖBB and the challenges created by changing the manufacturing and production processes to accommodate the innovative solution.
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Issue 1 2020
Daniele Rossi, Trenitalia’s Head of Logistics, explains why Italy’s main rail transport company has turned to using Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a transformative approach to manage spare parts availability.
SJ AB – Sweden’s leading train operating company – is already benefitting from the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM), but its Digital Project Manager, Andreas Stjernudde, writes that, to truly realise the potential of this technology, industry collaboration is vital.
In recent years, two polar vortex systems have battered the United States’ Midwest region, with temperatures falling to -30˚C in Chicago and -37˚C in North Dakota – colder than parts of Antarctica. But, despite these severe weather environments, Norfolk Southern Railway Company managed to keep trains moving thanks to detailed…
In Finland, winter is the longest season and can last several months. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for maintaining and developing the country’s railway network, whatever the weather, and in an interview with Global Railway Review, FTIA’s Railway Director, Markku Nummelin, explains the new solutions currently being…
Mark Oakley, Professional Head of Rolling Stock at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), writes about the guidance designed to help track and train work together to stay on top of roles and responsibilities during winter weather.
The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), is expected to be rolled out in the coming years. Here, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM (the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association) shares EIM’s proposals for a successful migration to the…
Martin Taranetz, Project Manager for Telecommunication Technology at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, explains how the Austrian rail infrastructure manager is investigating various scenarios to migrate from GSM-R networks to new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standards.
As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…
Carlo de Grandis, Policy Officer of Rail Digitalisation at the European Commission, explains how the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is hoped to be the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation.
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.
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.