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Issue 5 2018


Making hyperloop a reality: Virgin Hyperloop One

22 September 2018 | By

In late-2014, hyperloop was an idea drawn on a whiteboard in a garage. Less than three years later, a 500m-long full-scale prototype was built in the Nevada desert, complete with a levitation system, propulsion, power and electronics systems, controls, vacuum structures and an autonomous pod, capturing the attention of transportation…

Heavy-haul in China: Investigating durable elasticity for superstructure

7 September 2018 | By , ,

Ballast is the weakest link in rail superstructure. However, by mounting Under Sleeper Pads (USPs), ballast tamping requirements can be reduced and the availability of the track can be significantly increased. Here, Getzner colleagues, Dong Huiding, Ferdinand Pospischil and Harald Loy compare elastic and non-elastic track components, with details of…

Optimising Reliability In-Depth Focus 2018

6 September 2018 | By

Running a safe, efficient and reliable rail service is the ultimate goal for all passenger and freight operators. But to succeed, the industry must adopt a variety of different tactics. This section explores how to utilise digital trends to monitor train and infrastructure components and how best to deploy methods…

InnoTrans 2018 Event Preview

6 September 2018 | By

Global Railway Review’s coverage of InnoTrans 2018 begins right here. Read on to find out what the trade fair has is in store for attendees this year between 18-21 September, and discover what products and showcases will be on display.

Infrabel’s world-first level crossing crash test

6 September 2018 | By

Infrabel has recently launched a new campaign on road safety at level crossings which includes a crash test between a train and a car – a world-first. This awareness-raising campaign is in line with the Belgian rail infrastructure manager’s approach to safety. For Global Railway Review, Spokesperson Frédéric Petit talks…

Infrastructure Maintenance In-Depth Focus 2018

5 September 2018 | By

Maintaining railway infrastructure can be complicated to organise, expensive and demanding. Fortunately, there are several modern and sophisticated techniques available for the industry to ensure our networks are maintained to the highest standards, allowing our railways to operate safely and efficiently. Read on to find out more…

Brightline: Redefining passenger train travel in America

5 September 2018 | By

As the only privately-owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger train system in the United States, Brightline is the new benchmark for train travel in America. Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Ben Porritt, gives an overview of the new service that connects Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, which…

Future of Rail In-Depth Focus 2018

5 September 2018 | By

How will Hong Kong’s trains operate in the future? What challenges lie ahead for Spain’s railways? Will hyperloop become a part of our future mobility modes? How must rail adapt to incorporate innovative technical advances. Read on to find out more…