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Bogies & Wheelsets In-Depth Focus 2018

31 July 2018 | By

How can the railway sector utilise various monitoring techniques to ensure bogies and wheelsets are in top condition? How important is it to invest in wheelset research and what are the best methods to use for component inspection? What new ideas and concepts are there for the next generation of…


Evolution of the market and impact on international transport law

31 July 2018 | By

Liberalisation, digitalisation, multimodality, new business models – the railway landscape is changing; but international rail transport law currently lags behind these developments and the ever-greater gap between law and business reality is creating disruptive legal uncertainty. Cesare Brand, Secretary General of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT), explains more.


XRL: Bridging the high‑speed gap between Hong Kong and Mainland China

27 July 2018 | By

Jeremy Long, Chief Executive Officer – European Business of MTR Corporation, provides a project overview of the 26km-long Hong Kong Section of the impressive Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), including tunnel construction methods, details of the new Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and the overall benefits that will be…


Why do we need standards in the railway sector?

25 July 2018 | By

It is important that the rail sector performs in an efficient, safe and cost-effective manner, and having a user-friendly suite of standardised requirements in place is a really good way of providing consistent service to the customer. Simon Fletcher, Member of the UIC Board of Directors responsible for Standardisation and…


Track Systems, Engineering & Design In-Depth Focus 2018

24 July 2018 | By

The rail industry is constantly striving to improve network performance and capacity by deploying numerous activities, from investing in maintenance, upgrading existing lines, constructing new tracks, and understanding how the data collected from components can be used to an advantage. Read on to find out how some experts are solving…


The Connected Railway In-Depth Focus 2018

23 July 2018 | By

Innovative and intelligent solutions are greatly impacting the rail sector. The digital era has the potential to not only revolutionise rail transportation for passengers and freight, but also provide operators and infrastructure owners with a more connected and streamlined approach to how they run their services.