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Keeping trains moving in extreme cold conditions

12 May 2020 | By

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…

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Tackling the unpredictability of winter weather

11 May 2020 | By

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…

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The importance of migration from GSM-R to FRMCS

7 May 2020 | By

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…

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Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane’s approach to sustainable transport

28 February 2020 | By ,

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.