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In-Depth Focus: Cyber-Security

22 October 2020 | By

As the digitalisation of the railway progresses, this In-Depth Focus explores how the rail industry must adapt to continue to deliver safe, reliable and efficient services as the sector faces ever evolving cyber-threats.

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In-Depth Focus: Decarbonising Rail

27 August 2020 | By

The rail industry is under pressure to reduce its emissions and meet global government sustainability targets. This In-Depth Focus will explore how a modal shift to rail would help to achieve these goals, and how solutions such as alternative powered trains will play a key part.

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Global Railway Review Issue 4 2020

26 August 2020 | By

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.

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Global Railway Review Issue 3 2020

18 June 2020 | By

This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.

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Global Railway Review welcomes new Editorial Advisory Board members

4 October 2019 | By

Global Railway Review is delighted to welcome three new members to its growing Editorial Advisory Board – Maggie Simpson, Director General of the Rail Freight Group (RFG); Maria Price, Expert – Technical Interoperability Department at the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF); and Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of…

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Rail industry’s export strength begins at home…

10 May 2017 | By

“Railways are the greatest productive act there has ever been, not just in the 19th century but throughout history”. This insight from German sociologist and national economist Werner Sombart (1863-1941) has rarely been more relevant than it is today. The current digitalisation of rail transport represents not only a fundamental…

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New horizons for Germany’s railway industry

23 March 2016 | By Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB)

Sustainable mobility means quality of life: people want climate-friendly, affordable and convenient mobility, and Germany’s rail industry offers just that. For Global Railway Review, Ben Möbius – Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) – explains that continued future success for the German railway industry depends on delivering…

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UNIFE & VDB to host Dialogue Forum at InnoTrans 2014

24 September 2014 | By Global Railway Review

Tomorrow, 25 September 2014, UNIFE and VDB will host a high-level Dialogue Forum about ERTMS rollout plans and interoperability, which will take place in the main conference area for InnoTrans - Palais am Funkturm - from 10am to 12pm...

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Germany: the shop window for the worldwide rail industry

11 April 2014 | By Ronald Pörner, Managing Director, German Railway Industry Association (VDB)

The German Railway Industry Association (VDB) purposefully and emphatically represents the interests of German railway technology manufacturers, thus contributing to the dynamics of the worldwide rail industry. The branch is very established in the international business arena with an export ratio of approximately 50%. Whether for rolling stock, rail infrastructure…