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Issue 6 2019

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Interview Spotlight: Peter Jones, Greenbrier

29 November 2019 | By

Greenbrier recently unveiled a newly designed covered hopper railcar for grain transport (as shown on the cover of this issue of Global Railway Review). Here, Peter Jones, SVP of International Engineering, Product Development & Automation, explains the railcar’s state-of-the-art elements, plus its safety and environmentally friendly characteristics.

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Hydrogen-powered trains and their benefits in noise and vibration reduction

28 November 2019 | By , , , ,

Kerrick Lannon-Paakspuu (University of Toronto Mechanical Engineering Graduate), Dr. Gord Lovegrove (Professor, University of British Columbia), Vishnu Kumar (Engineer, University of British Columbia), Mohamed A. Hegazi (Researcher, University of British Columbia) and Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter (Professor, Michigan State University), explore the use of hydrogen as an environmentally friendly energy carrier for…

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Establishing a new safety culture for European railways

28 November 2019 | By ,

Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Enno Wiebe (Technical Director) of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) write that further concentration and common understanding is required to agree on a single and comprehensive model for a rail safety culture in Europe, but explain that to achieve this will…

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Amendment of the CCS TSI 2019: Opportunities for higher efficiency and better quality from the on-board perspective

28 November 2019 | By

In June 2019, the amendment of the Control, Command and Signalling Technical Specifications for Interoperability (CCS TSI) came into force. It includes two important changes with impact on the certification and authorisation of vehicles. In this article, Hartwig Schuster, Certification and Authorisation UNISIG Work Package Leader, explains motivation and background…

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Leaders’ Debate: Utilising Big Data

27 November 2019 | By

With big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming more widely used across the rail sector, collecting data is relatively easily, but there is an understanding that more can be done with the data to positively impact operations and business processes. This debate brings together experts to share their experiences…