Andreas Scheuer, Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, writes about the objectives for the country’s railway network, which includes strengthening its innovative capacity, attractiveness and competitiveness, and setting an example for stronger European connectivity.
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This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the German Federal Transport Minister have announced a programme to renovate 167 train stations across Germany over the coming year.
From 2022, the trains will initially run on routes between the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Munich via the high-speed Cologne-Rhine-Main line, increasing DB’s daily passenger capacity on these routes by 13,000 seats.
The LuFV III programme will modernise and renew the infrastructure of the current rail network in Germany, including tracks, stations and signalling.
InnoTrans 2018 was summarised by EU Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, as a vision into the future of rail, but also as an opportunity to analyse what we are doing in the industry today.
Innovative and intelligent solutions are greatly impacting the rail sector. The digital era has the potential to not only revolutionise rail transportation for passengers and freight, but also provide operators and infrastructure owners with a more connected and streamlined approach to how they run their services.