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Issue 5 2016

 

The present and future of eddy-current brakes

12 September 2016 | By

The ECUC project (Eddy-CUrrent brake Compatibility) is a three-year collaborative research and development (R&D) project co-funded by the European Commission which aims to show that eddy-current brakes (ECBs) are a highly effective and applicable solution for increasing the braking capacity of new high-speed trains. Moreover, it aims to solve the…

ScotRail operate one of two wheel lathes in Scotland

12 September 2016 | By

National rail provider, ScotRail, operates one of two wheel lathes in Scotland at its Shields Depot in Glasgow. The underfloor lathe allows the train operator to re-profile wheelsets while they are still attached to the train. Willie Miller, ScotRail’s Wheel Lathe and Level 5 Manager, highlights the importance of the…

High-Speed Rail Developments supplement 2016

6 September 2016 | By

In this High-Speed Rail Developments Supplement, Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer & Technical Director of HS2 provides an update of the project; Turkish high-speed expansion is covered by İsa Apaydın, Director General of TCDD; and Ailie MacAdam, Director of HSRIL addresses skills challenges within the industry...

Wheelset Design & Development Supplement 2016

6 September 2016 | By

Key ERWA members discuss the future of wheelset design to improve rolling stock performance; Willie Miller from ScotRail highlights the importance of wheel lathes to ensure the maximum life of a wheelset; and ECUC project coordinator covers development of eddy-current brakes...

Strengthening the railway is essential for sustainable and efficient transport

6 September 2016 | By Anna Johansson, Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden

Sweden is one of Europe’s longest countries: from south to north the distance is equal to that of our southern border to Rome, Italy. Sweden is also a country dependent on exports, which the Swedish government currently aims to increase. However, we must also decrease the transport sector’s climate emissions,…

The future of train travel for SJ

6 September 2016 | By Crister Fritzson, Chief Executive Officer and President of SJ AB

In order to meet the customers’ desires of tomorrow, the Swedish train operator SJ recently launched several digital solutions such as a new mobile service and web site. The company has also presented an upgrade process of Sweden’s most celebrated high-speed train, SJ X 2000. In this article Crister Fritzson,…

‘Railway 2050’

6 September 2016 | By Björn Westerberg, CEO of ASTOC (the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies)

Sweden has one of the most deregulated railway markets in Europe and the European Commission is striving to promote the Swedish system as a role model for the fourth railway package. The next step in the development of Swedish society requires a sustainable, rapid and efficient transport system. As Björn…

MTR builds on its strong reputation

6 September 2016 | By Jeremy Long, Chief Executive Officer – European Business of MTR Corporation

MTR Corporation has been operating in Sweden since 2009 when it began running the Stockholm Metro. Since then, it has fast become one of the country’s leading transport operators, extending its activities in the region to also cover suburban, rolling stock maintenance and intercity services. In this article Jeremy Long,…