Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), writes that, for rail to embark on a safe journey towards digitalisation, it is crucial that the European Union (EU) and its member states acknowledge and seize the opportunity for a safe ‘rail 4.0’.
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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.
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.
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Fohrer, President of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), looks at how rail passengers’ trust can be restored and the importance of establishing political incentives for clean mobility ‘made in Germany’.
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.
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…
Looking ahead to InnoTrans 2018: An interview with Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB)
With the railway industry starting to look forward to InnoTrans 2018, Global Railway Review spoke to Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) about his involvement at the trade fair and the innovations he looks forward to witnessing.
“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…
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…
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...
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…
15 September 2010 | By UNIFE
UNIFE, released the edition “ERTMS Freight Corridors Tracker”, highlighting the progress made to build a fully-interoperable & competitive rail freight network...