Vortex IoT is set to provide a fully operational and validated RODIO-TSM product - the Rail Optical Detection of Intrusions and Obstructions – Tunnel and Station Monitoring solution - to be demonstrated on Network Rail’s infrastructure by March 2021.
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Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
In 2019 – with the support of the Belgian government, the railway police and the security service of operator NMBS/SNCB – Infrabel launched ‘Railspect’, a national action plan to tackle dangerous behaviour on and around rail tracks. Bram De Saedeleer, Head of Safety and Punctuality Communications and Campaigns for Infrabel,…
Infrabel's new AI solution can determine if social distancing and facial covering requirements are being met by employees.
This issue includes articles about keeping railways operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of aerial visual and thermal imaging techniques to monitor Britain's rail infrastructure, improving India’s rail network with state-of-the-art technology, an In-Depth Focus on Level Crossing Safety, plus much more.
Exclusively for Global Railway Review’s ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Infrabel’s General Manager for Strategy, Corporate & Public Affairs, Benoît Gilson, writes about the challenges and projects inside Infrabel regarding CSR and sustainability.
If Belgium fails to update its substandard climate policy, Flanders will be at risk of losing €500 million of public funds in fines.
For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Heidi Hendrix, Punctuality Manager at Infrabel discusses her current role and proudest achievement, plus her views on rail’s role in the future of mobility and how industry reinvention is important to ensure rail continues to be a reliable choice for both passengers and…
Ann Billiau, Executive Director of Infrabel, and the Director of its Traffic Management & Services Department, explains that the human interaction aspects of her job is what keeps the role varied and enjoyable, and that a job in this industry has many layers – which never makes it boring.
Infrabel – the Belgian railway infrastructure manager – recently hosted its ‘Digital Days’ event and welcomed more than 1,000 visitors to discover the latest digital technologies for the 'track of the future'. Carel Jonckheere, Infrabel’s Digital Railway Programme Director, provides an overview of the event which immersed participants in live…
As technologies evolve and develop, the potential applications across the rail industry broaden. Tara Nolan, Global Railway Review’s Junior Editor, spoke to Mathias Vanden Auweele, Project Lead at Infrabel, regarding how this is affecting the management of Belgium’s rail infrastructure.
Infrabel completed a disaster scenario – simulating 29 injuries – to test the infrastructure in place and mark the end of four years of work that modernised and improved safety procedures.
British Steel wins contract in Belgium, following a recent two-year contract extension with Network Rail in which it will deliver a further 4,000km of rail.
Infrabel has recently launched a new campaign on road safety at level crossings which includes a crash test between a train and a car – a world-first. This awareness-raising campaign is in line with the Belgian rail infrastructure manager’s approach to safety. For Global Railway Review, Spokesperson Frédéric Petit talks…