The digitalisation of the railway sector is much talked about right now, but RailNetEurope (RNE) – a Vienna-based umbrella organisation for railway infrastructure managers/allocation bodies – has been promoting digital solutions for over a decade. One such example is PCS – RNE’s international Path Coordination System – and in 2016…
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Issue 6 2017
26 November 2017 | By Robin Davis
In the next two years, TransPennine Express (TPE) will deliver a £500 million investment by introducing three new fleets of trains that will completely transform train travel in the North of England and into Scotland. Head of New Trains Robin Davis, explains that for TPE’s customers, it will mean more…
26 November 2017 | By Bob Baulsir
A state-of-the-art premier commuter rail is making its way to Texas – via Hungary. For Global Railway Review, Bob Baulsir – Vice President of Rail and Procurement at the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) – provides an overview of what passengers can expect from TEXRail when the vision is complete.
16 November 2017 | By Jesús Otero Yugat - Field Test Engineer at CETEST
Roughness of the rail and wheel running surfaces produce rolling noise – the most significant form of noise due to wheel-rail contact. Rolling noise from conventional metro trains, tramways, streetcars, electrical or diesel multiple units and even high-speed trains is a key consideration during the design, homologation and testing phases;…
16 November 2017 | By Jason Chamberlain - Asset Finance Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)
Jason Chamberlain, Partner, Asset Finance at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), provides insight into how local authorities in the UK might raise the necessary capital to fund the much-needed additions and improvements to rail infrastructure in the coming years.
Power grids are becoming more intelligent to keep energy consumption within a given band thus avoiding cost-intensive load peaks. The 50Hz energy market operates and optimises in 15-minute intervals, which is considered a lengthy period compared to the dynamics found in railway electricity grids. In the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB)…
15 November 2017 | By Jan Poppendieck - Project Manager at Deutsche Bahn (DB)
After some 15 years in service, 66 Deutsche Bahn (DB) ICE 3 trains are going through a redesign programme to make them fit for the future. For Global Railway Review, Jan Poppendieck, Project Manager at DB, provides more information on this challenging yet important redesign.
15 November 2017 | By Chris Larsen - Product Manager at Harsco Rail
Track maintenance in North America is similar to the rest of the world, in that many functions can be quite labour intensive and subject to countless variations. Over the past 10 years, track maintenance machines have become increasingly automated, but certain areas still require the strength and attention of trained…
15 November 2017 | By Kevin Devlin
In the context of rail safety, the State Government of Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is delivering an infrastructure project of a size and scope never seen before in Australia. Here, Kevin Devlin, CEO at the LXRA, gives the specifics of the project and highlights why it is necessary.
14 November 2017 | By Matt Bromley
On 13 November 2016, Arriva Rail London took over the operation of the London Overground concession from the previous operator, LOROL. The start of the concession brought with it a new, more challenging, performance regime and Arriva Rail London hopes that a range of new innovations will help it to…
14 November 2017 | By Global Railway Review
Rail passengers today expect operators to provide a range of digital solutions to help them with their journeys, such as real-time information and contactless payment technology. Travelling on comfortable, clean and modern rolling stock, however, remains a simple yet vital requirement for passenger satisfaction...
14 November 2017 | By Baiba Rubesa - CEO of RB Rail AS
As Rail Baltica’s main coordinator and implementer, Baiba Rubesa shares the most up-to-date information regarding this mega project.