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Issue 5 2017



Track Maintenance In-Depth Focus 2017

28 September 2017 | By

Railway systems around the world rely on innovative and cost-efficient track maintenance techniques to ensure high levels of operational performance. Although machinery, requirements and regulations have evolved, the end goal has always been to ensure safe and reliable rail infrastructure...


In2Rail – Toward seamless connectivity

21 September 2017 | By ,

The rail industry is aiming to achieve intelligent, reliable infrastructure, better system resilience and a reduced need for maintenance. In2Rail, a Horizon 2020 project, is setting the foundations for the future and joining forces with railML to establish a comprehensive Canonical Data Model (CDM). For Global Railway Review, In2Rail experts…


Rail IT: Secure digital services for the safest mode of transport

20 September 2017 | By

The ongoing digitalisation of railways results in a wealth of new, useful features being installed on trains to provide passengers with entertainment services and useful features such as seat reservations and the ability to purchase tickets for onward journeys. But it is imperative these digital services are protected against cyber-…


ERTMS/ETCS on RFC6 Mediterranean Corridor

19 September 2017 | By ,

Rail Freight Corridor 6 (RFC6) aims to make international rail freight transport more competitive and attractive. For Global Railway Review, RFC6’s Stefano Marcoccio (ERTMS Team Leader) and Andrea Galluzzi (Managing Director), cover details of the ERTMS/ETCS strategy along this important corridor.


Keeping North Texas on track for a better future

19 September 2017 | By

In late-2018, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) will commence operating TEXRail – a new commuter rail line that will run between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B. For Global Railway Review, FWTA’s President/Chief Executive Officer Paul J Ballard provides the construction details to-date of…


Development of digital technologies for Russian Railways

18 September 2017 | By

Some recent digital solutions employed by Russian Railways include an automated train management system and a driverless system for shunting operations in marshalling yards. Efim Rozenberg, First Deputy Director General for JSC NIIAS, elucidates these developments in this article and highlights the safety and security issues posed by such digital…


A multifaceted approach to improve Italy’s railways

18 September 2017 | By

Urban mobility is currently undergoing somewhat of a paradigm shift. What once was the exclusive domain of private cars, now offers a myriad of intermodal transportation solutions, demonstrating a marked shift in the way individuals traverse towns and cities. The boundaries of such areas are increasingly defined by the time…


ERTMS deployment in the Western Balkans

18 September 2017 | By ,

The capacity analysis for the Comprehensive Rail Network in the Western Balkans (carried out under a REBIS1 study) showed that approximately 19 per cent (900km) of lines require upgrading. Depending on economic growth, between 25-33 per cent of the network (1,200km-1,500km) will require some upgrading before 2030. Given the current…