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Issue 6 2018

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Reducing the pass-by noise of existing freight wagons

6 March 2019 | By

Reducing noise generated by older, noisy freight wagons is one of the major challenges faced by the railway sector in Europe. As a result of popular protests, the subject has been high on the political agenda in several countries. Even though the technical solution to the problem is relatively simple,…

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Improving the acoustic noise prediction of future train design

5 March 2019 | By , , ,

The Shift2Rail initiative, created between the European Union and several European rail sector players, is working towards the creation of 'SERA' - a Single European Railway Area. It contributes by researching the reduction by one half of the life-cycle cost of railway transport, the doubling of railway capacity, plus the…

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Smart Rail: A long-term route map for the Australian rail industry

10 December 2018 | By

In an interview with Global Railway Review, Danny Broad, CEO of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), discusses how the Smart Rail Route Map initiative will translate ideas and data into a meaningful direction for how the Australian rail industry can utilise technology in the coming decades.

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Digital Signalling & Train Control In-Depth Focus 2018

4 December 2018 | By

Conventional rail signalling can no longer deliver the capacity required to match growing passenger and freight numbers. Digital signalling and train control must be deployed to help maximise capacity and increase reliability and safety. However, the move from traditional to digital systems is not easy. Read on to find out…

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Noise & Vibrations In-Depth Focus 2018

4 December 2018 | By

As a result of climate change and strong political agendas, a shift from road to rail traffic is expected. But this could lead to increased rail noise and vibration if action is not taken to research, understand and implement new tools that will improve the acoustic performance of train design.…