Jean-Marc Bedmar, Head of the Systems and Operations Department of RB Rail AS, details progress on the Rail Baltica transport corridor, and explains the challenges of implementing electrification on the largest Baltic‑region infrastructure project in the last 100 years.
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Issue 1 2022
Around 100 years ago, electrification allowed Swiss railways to say goodbye to fossil energy sources for the first time. Step by step, ‘white coal’, i.e. hydropower, replaced coal as the primary energy source. This is now happening for a second time – with all fossil fuels being replaced by renewables…
Rail interiors are constantly being pushed to keep pace with the evolving needs of the passengers travelling on-board. For Global Railway Review, Aisling Norton, 22000 Intercity Railcar - Interior Refurbishment Project Manager at Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail, details the key aspects encompassing the operator’s recent fleet refurbishment, and tells…
Julian Fordon, Senior Manager for Marketing Strategy and Communication of DB Regio at Deutsche Bahn (DB), tells Global Railway Review about the IdeasTrain project, and explains how a life-size mock-up is enabling the operator to realise their innovative concepts and enhance the interior of train design.
Tom Rutkowski, VP & Chief Mechanical Officer at Brightline, dives into the development of train interiors today and how train operators are meeting the changing needs of rail travellers, what they want from their on-board experience, and how modern interiors can harness innovation while improving safety measures.
Pio Guido, Head of Railway Systems Department at the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), explains why interoperability is a fundamental aspect to increasing competitiveness of railways, and one of the key areas of responsibility for the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA).
Heiko Fischer, President of the International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP), explores why and how digital automatic coupling (DAC) is an imperative solution to assist Europe, and the rail freight sector, in achieving Green Deal objectives.
Colleagues Julian Wiedorn and Oliver Fuchs from voestalpine Rail Technology, a company of voestalpine Railway Systems Group, explain how the geographical typography of Switzerland has challenged the manufacturer to develop the 400 UHC® HSH® rail grade, offering a solution to the problems of rail deterioration caused by high loads within…
During his first year as CEO, Anders Lindberg has led Dellner to take significant steps towards the vision of being the number one global supplier of Train Connection Systems and Services. Now Dellner is ready to leap into the fossil-free transformation.
Fernando Paes, Executive Director of Brazil’s National Association of Railway Transport (ANTF), explains that major investments throughout the country’s network will realise a significant, and welcomed, expansion in freight capacity, capable of meeting both current, and future, sector demands.
Jim Mathews, President & CEO, Rail Passengers Association, writes how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has the potential to revolutionise passenger rail in the U.S., calling on the industry to act to ensure this law realises the transformational investment it’s been promised.