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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…

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How is Deutsche Bahn preparing for the future as it moves towards 5G for future rail operation?

19 September 2019 | By ,

Ahead of his participation at Global Railway Review’s Digital Rail Revolution conference being held in London on 7 November 2019, Patrick Marsch Senior Project Manager for Digital Rail at Deutsche Bahn (DB), explains how DB plans to utilise advanced sensing, high-precision localisation and artificial intelligence as it moves towards introducing…

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In-Depth Focus: Track Maintenance

19 September 2019 | By

Maintaining rail tracks has always been a fundamental activity for rail infrastructure managers, but – thanks to new technology and innovations – the techniques and attitudes towards these tasks have changed over recent years. How is combining traditional methods of monitoring the condition of railway tracks with modern solutions and…