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Issue 6 2017


More trains, more seats, more quality

26 November 2017 | By

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…

TEXRail: A sleek new type of train arrives in North Texas

26 November 2017 | By

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.

Influence of rail and wheel roughness on rolling noise: Measurements and analysis

16 November 2017 | By

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;…

From energy management to power management

15 November 2017 | By ,

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)…

Innovation is the future for the London Overground

14 November 2017 | By

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…

Rolling Stock Developments In-Depth Focus 2017

14 November 2017 | By

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...