Smart sensors on tracks can be used to remotely check the health of infrastructure and a variety of digital solutions can help maintenance teams carry out vital tasks more efficiently leading to reduced service downtime and extended rail infrastructure lifetime. This In-Depth Focus explores how effective predictive and preventive maintenance…
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In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: What HS2 will mean for rail freight capacity in Britain; the latest developments on the Ceneri Base Tunnel project; and how GTR’s workforce is its greatest asset, plus our 'Smart Track Maintenance' and 'Cyber-Security'…
In an exclusive interview, Terry Wykle and Dimitri Van Hecke, IT specialists at Infrabel, speak with Leah Hockley, Global Railway Review’s Junior Editor, to discuss how Infrabel’s existing artificial intelligence solutions were utilised and adapted during the COVID-19 crisis to protect the health safety of its workforce.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
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.
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…