List view / Grid view

Issue 6 2019

Filter the results

 

article

A practical perspective on railway-induced ground-borne noise and vibrations

5 February 2020 | By , , , , ,

Railway-induced vibration is usually accompanied by ground-borne noise. The severity of both can vary from country to country, can depend on ground/soil type, plus train wheel and track type. Here, Arcadis colleagues focus on two main challenges and present simple, practical methodologies which the rail industry can utilise to help…

article

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.

article

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…

article

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…

article

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…