Helena Ashberry, the Network Program Sponsor for the GO Expansion Program at Metrolinx, explains that, by leveraging an existing network of over 400km of railway, the GO Expansion Program will unlock the potential of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) region.
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HS1 Ltd’s Dyan Crowther, CEO, and Richard Thorp, Engineering Director, write that sustainability is key to getting the rail industry back on track – and there is a lot to learn from the UK’s only high‑speed railway.
Paul van Trigt, CEO of Aero-X AG, explains the importance of aerosol extinguishing systems for the rail sector, and how the company can offer customised solutions to meet different requirements.
Jan Siebert, Managing Director and Head of Business Unit Rail at Elcowire Rail GmbH (Hettstedt), highlights the company’s core values and distinct offering that makes it Europe’s leading supplier of copper products and services for overhead contact lines.
Cynthia Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada, details the ambition behind restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada.
Cable and electrification systems are vital components of railway networks that need maintaining and safeguarding in order to ensure that passenger and freight trains can operate efficiently. This In-Depth Focus covers developments in electrification projects, exploring: How medium voltage DC technology can be applied to railway electrification systems; the importance…
Ian Jefferies, President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), outlines the significant role that rail freight played during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how, in the years to come, this role will only continue to grow and develop in order to support a prosperous future for railroads, their customers and…
Rail infrastructure managers and train operators face continuing pressure to ensure that their networks and services offer robust protection against fire incidents. This In-Depth Focus brings together industry experts to highlight how best to understand the risks of fire to rail assets and how best to control situations to protect…
As the world grows warmer, environmental legislation grows with it. For contracting authorities, each item of legislation adds a new layer of legal responsibilities – and failing to fully comply with them can have serious consequences. Beth Fryer, Legal Counsel Advisor for Atkins’ UK Transportation business, explains how to get…
Eamon Ryan, Ireland’s Minister of Transport, anticipates the future plans for rail within Ireland in the coming years, with a focus on the island as a whole in delivering a more connected, sustainable and reliable public transport offering.
In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada; details of rail improvements for Metrolinx; the opportunities ahead for U.S. rail freight; and HS1’s sustainability strategy.