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Issue 2 2009



The railway system in Germany

26 March 2009 | By Gerald Hörster, President of the Federal Railway Authority (EBA)

Gerald Hörster, President of the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) examines its place within Germany's railway system.


Maintenance workshops are key driver for rail success

26 March 2009 | By David Coco, Director of Workshop Optimisation, Arriva Deutschland

Arriva Deutschland has an increasingly visible presence on the German rail network with trains travelling millions of kilometres per year and moving tens of thousands of people each day. The unseen driving force behind this success is Arriva's network of rail workshops which ensures our fleets are ready for service…


Implementation of the ÖBB Maintenance Plan according to international standards

26 March 2009 | By Werner Hanreich, Head of Permanent Way Diagnostics; Manfred Datler, Technical Manager for Permanent Way Diagnostic Vehicles and Michael Wogowitsch, Technical Manager of Permanent Way Maintenance, ÖBB

Overview of the Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI) relating to the infrastructure subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system.


UIC support development on European corridors in Central Europe

26 March 2009 | By Poul Frøsig, UIC ERTMS/ETCS Project Manager and Global Railway Review Editorial Board Member and Ibrahim Muftic, Signalling & Telecommunication Expert, Railway Design Company in Zagreb

In 1992, the UIC initiated the ETCS project. An EU Transport Conference held in Essen in 1993 and a document published by the Danish transport EU commissioner, was the starting point for considerations on supporting corridors in Central Europe. Mr. Poul Frøsig, the ETCS Project Manager, identified in the Danish…


Complete renewal of Danish railway signalling

26 March 2009 | By Morten Søndergaard, Programme Director, Banedanmark

Details of the programme to renew all Danish railway signalling before 2021, focussing on economies of scale and creating a competitive market situation to ensure best price and quality.


ERESS: The new common European standard?

26 March 2009 | By Johnny Brevik, ERESS Chairman and Eastern Regional Director for Jernbaneverket

Learn more about the ERESS (European Railway Energy Settlement System) and how it reduces railway energy consumption by up to 15%, strengthening both the environmental profile and competitiveness of the railways.


Today’s challenges for the railways in Germany

26 March 2009 | By Wolfgang Tiefensee, German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs

Wolfgang Tiefensee, German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, looks at how the rise in road transport has challenged the railways in Germany, and how the balance can be redressed.


DB Netze weathers the economic crisis

26 March 2009 | By John Gough, Railway Industry Expert

Rail industry expert John Gough describes the role of DB Netze in the upgrading of the German rail network, despite the challenges of the economic crisis.


Bombardier – worldwide experience in high-speed

26 March 2009 | By Jürgen Jakob, Director of Marketing & Sales and Heiko Mannsbarth, Chief Engineer & Product Manager for Mainline and Metro Bogies, Business Unit Bogie of Bombardier Transportation

Jürgen Jakob covers the history of Bomardier in the field of high-speed rail, from the first railway vehicle to reach 210lm/h to the present day.