By means of an 18km-long immersed tunnel for car and train traffic, Denmark and Germany will be connected under the Fehmarn Belt. Upon opening, the tunnel will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel. Here, Technical Director at Femern A/S, Jens Ole Kaslund, provides an update on what is currently happening…
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Felix Schwarz, Head of Business Development at SAVVY Telematic Systems AG, discusses the importance of digitalisation for rail freight operators and how, by combining this with new business models, the operator can differentiate itself from other rail freight companies.
The research and development of solutions to improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets is a continual process. This In-Depth Focus explores the latest studies and progress in developing a carbon fibre bogie, improving suspension components and compact hydraulics, and how Indian Railways is finding solutions to improve LHB coach…
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Fohrer, President of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), looks at how rail passengers’ trust can be restored and the importance of establishing political incentives for clean mobility ‘made in Germany’.
In this digital era, the rail freight sector must embrace the further deployment of innovative solutions to transform operations and deliver better customer experience. The authors in this In-Depth Focus explain how digitalisation is integral to their efforts of driving forward changes in rail freight delivery.
From the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ester Caldana (Senior Policy Adviser for Social and Public Affairs) explain that promoting the rail sector’s credentials will help to overcome recruitment challenges and make the industry appealing to new generations.
Louise Mor and Patrick Moore, Partners from WFW’s Assets & Structured Finance Group, write that as rolling stock operators face continued disruption to their businesses due to the impact of COVID-19, lessors should be aware of eight key points, and to be proactive in staying ahead of any changes facing…
Ryan Coholan, Chief Railroad Officer at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), discusses the benefits of introducing new technologies across the rail industry and how MBTA has successfully applied IoT to the maintenance of its locomotive fleets.
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.