Christian Pettauer, CIO at WESTbahn Management GmbH, tells Global Railway Review about the modular maintenance that it believes is the secret to its high fleet availability, and how invaluable, real-time measurements of rolling stock components and tracks from the ‘Fingerprint’ project is key in pinpointing the right maintenance at the…
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Issue 3 2021
In this article for Global Railway Review, colleagues from the European Rail Freight Corridor ScanMed and the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) explain that the Rail Freight Corridors want to strengthen their cooperation with the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking in implementing innovative railway projects in order to be able to meet tomorrow’s…
Major global trends of digitalisation and sustainability increasingly guide the development cycle of component services in rail transport. VR FleetCare’s Vice President of Component Services, Anders Karlsson, and Head of Digital Services, Sami Kalevirta, explain how these trends impact the way that VR FleetCare undertakes the maintenance of rolling stock…
As part of our Achieving Intelligent Rail Freight In-Depth Focus, Global Railway Review asked a panel of experts: Over the next five years, what do you think the rail freight industry must focus on to be seen as a technology leader, not just a transportation provider?
Muru Murugappan, Vice President of Technology Services and Chief Information Officer of BNSF Railway, explains how the North American freight railroad operator is continually working to leverage and explore new technologies and what this means for its future success.
Dr. Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), writes how three goals – digitisation and automation; accelerated electrification; and ensuring social acceptance – are key if the rail industry is to realise the significant changes needed to truly decarbonise the logistics sector.
Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy Managing Director of International Business Development and International Affairs at Russian Railways (RZD), explains why digital technologies are significant to international trade and the benefits that they bring to cargo transportation.
Krasimir Papukchiyski, Director General of Bulgaria’s National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC), tells Global Railway Review about how it is driving forward upgrades and modernisation in its rail infrastructure in order to restore Bulgaria’s railway to the level of its European counterparts.
Jolanta Skeivelienė, Head of the Railway Industry Department at Blue Bridge Code, explains how the CargoRail solution can help rail freight operators simplify their processes, avoid errors and save time.
With more than 50 years of experience, CAF MiiRA designs, develops and provides rail gearboxes for passenger and freight trains worldwide, making it a well-known and trusted supplier in a sector that has become one of the most demanding, where performance and competitiveness requirements increase year by year.
Adebayo Onigbanjo, Principal IoT Platforms and Application Leader for Wabtec Corporation’s Core Electronics and Data Analytics group, explains the next stage for connected trains and how rail operators can truly drive transformation.
Find out what these industry experts think about topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the rail freight sector, how to unlock more capacity on freight networks, encouraging a modal shift from road to rail, and the opportunities for digitalisation and emerging technologies.
Ivan Kršić, President of the Management Board of HŽ Infrastruktura, details the work being carried out to revitalise both passenger and freight rail in the Republic of Croatia and the benefits to be realised in creating a truly pan-European railway infrastructure.