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Issue 5 2019

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Advances in Australian rail asset management

10 December 2019 | By

John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) writes that while the fundamentals of asset management have remained the same for decades, new technology and innovations such as sensors, wayside monitoring and drones are making asset management in rail more predictive, efficient and in…

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Product Showcase: Rail milling as part of an integrated rail maintenance strategy

15 October 2019 | By

Rail re-profiling has become a more widely accepted and necessary requirement to significantly extend the lifecycle of the rail. The Austrian company, LINMAG, is a worldwide provider of high-quality rail maintenance services, utilising Linsinger’s well-proven rail milling technology which was successfully introduced to the industry to overcome the limitations and…

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Russian Railways’ reveal their digital transformation strategy

25 September 2019 | By

Evgeny Charkin, Director of Information Technologies at JSC Russian Railways writes that in this modern world it is impossible to ensure the further dynamic growth of any business without focusing on digitalisation. As such, Russian Railways Holding has started to develop digital technologies in order to safeguard its future.

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Protecting stations and trains against terrorist attacks

20 September 2019 | By

The ‘open’ nature of trains and stations continually make them targets for terrorist attacks. But with EU-funded project SHERPA, coordinated by the UIC, key players in the railway sector are coming together to focus on the various actions that will help railways cope better with present and future threats. Marie-Hélène…