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Issue 1 2021

 

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Ensuring the safety of the Brenner Base Tunnel construction sites

7 May 2021 | By

Below the Brenner Pass, from Innsbruck/Tulfes in Austria to Franzensfeste in Italy, the longest underground railway connection in the world is being built – the 64km-long Brenner Base Tunnel. Here, Tunnel Safety Coordinator, Erwin Reichel, explains the intricacies of ensuring sufficient safety measures are coordinated and implemented for such an…

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Rail cable theft – far from a victimless crime

3 May 2021 | By

James Nattrass, Network Rail’s Director of Incident Management and Operational Security, reflects on the repercussions of metal theft from the railway – an issue that is, sadly, still prevalent, despite COVID-19 – and the progress that continues to be made in tackling it.

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In-Depth Focus: Electrification & Cabling

16 February 2021 | By

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…

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The opportunities ahead to grow and develop U.S. rail freight

15 February 2021 | By

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…

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In-Depth Focus: Fire Safety

15 February 2021 | By

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…