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Issue 1 2022

 

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SBB says goodbye to fossil energy for the second time

5 May 2022 | By

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…

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Placing creativity at the heart of rail interior innovation

5 May 2022 | By

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…

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Optimising Brightline’s on‑board experience

2 May 2022 | By

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.

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2022: A promising year for Brazilian rail freight

16 February 2022 | By

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.

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In-Depth Focus: Train Interiors

15 February 2022 | By

Exploring the importance of providing high-quality train interiors – from seating and flooring to on-board features for passenger comfort, plus what the train of the future might look like to meet changing passenger demands.