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Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer Structures and Material at RSSB, explores how technologies from other industries could be transferred into the railway environment to help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets.
In September 2018, the main railway operator in the Czech Republic, České dráhy (ČD) put into operation a modern underfloor wheel lathe at its maintenance centre in Prague. Designed to maintain wheels and brake discs for a variety of railway vehicles, the technical equipment is enabling maintenance activities to be…
The rail sector is rarely perceived to be at the forefront of cutting-edge logistics technology. But this could not be further from the truth; huge strides are now being made to modernise rail by enlisting the latest technology and the best creative minds. Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at…
Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), provides an overview of three exciting and innovative projects being implemented by Australian rail freight operators which highlight how rail freight in the country is being transformed.
2 September 2019 | By
Moving freight by rail is no doubt the most energy-efficient means of land-based transportation, but as Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) explains, more must still be done to entice potential customers onto rail and achieve a modal shift for freight.
As part of Global Railway Review's 25th anniversary, Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE, reflects on industry developments and discusses the trends that will drive rail's future growth.
24 June 2019 | By
As part of Global Railway Review’s 25th anniversary, Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the CER, reflects on industry developments and the huge potential of digital technologies in rail's future.
As part of Global Railway Review's 25th anniversary, Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe and Chief Standardisation Officer at the UIC, reflects on rail developments and looks ahead to how rail must play a vital role as we enter a new generation of public transport.
Marcel Ujfaluši, Head of Business Development and Marketing at GHH-BONATRANS, explains how wheelset innovation can make freight transportation safer, more reliable, less noisy and more economic.
Using metro systems as an example, Johannes Wundersamer, Head of Rail Performance Services at voestalpine Railway Systems, provides an overview of their customised Rail Performance Monitoring service, a tool to investigate the operating characteristics of rails and to assist rail maintenance organisations in changing re-active systems into pro-active ones.
Pia Lagerlöf, General secretary for SWEDTRAIN and Per Olofsson, Thought Leader and Training Officer at Bombardier Transportation, explore how the Swedish rail industry is actively exploring how rail control systems can evolve to enable increased capacity and efficiency.