Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. Read on…
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This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
The Memorandum of Understanding between IATA and UIC outlines that both parties will work to support intermodal travel and interoperability.
Accidents and numbers of victims has decreased by almost 17 per cent between 2013 and 2018, with a two per cent improvement from 2017, according to UIC.
At Global Railway Review’s Digital Rail Revolution 2019 conference, Christian Chavanel, Director of the Rail System Department at the UIC, took time to share with us his opinions on future rail development and how the railway sector ‘must accelerate its own cycle of innovation’.
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…
Dr. Marc Antoni is due to step down as Director of the Rail System Department and as such the UIC has announced the name of his successor.
At the UIC's General Assembly held on 25 June 2019 in Budapest, François Davenne was officially announced as the association's new Director General, with his appointment taking effect on 1 July 2019 for a four-year mandate.
As part of Global Railway Review's 25th anniversary, Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe and Chief Standardisation Officer at the UIC, reflects on rail developments and looks ahead to how rail must play a vital role as we enter a new generation of public transport.
Accidents at level crossings are a global issue. Here, Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety and Interoperability at the UIC, highlights that collisions between trains and heavy road vehicles result in a great number of fatalities and severe injuries. Isabelle underlines that the railway industry and other sectors must work…
Collisions at level crossings between trains and road vehicles is a global issue and industry safety statistics are showing that more needs to be done to reduce risk. Cooperation is important; the railway industry, human behaviour specialists and road infrastructure/safety authorities must work together to raise awareness of the dangers…
The objective of the UIC Latin America Regional Assembly can be summarised as the “creation of a professional environment that maximises the potential in available competencies, guaranteeing value for money for our members”.
As modern rail distribution systems are itinerary-driven, providing data to MERITS will enhance the opportunity to sell tickets.
The UIC has participated in the IEA ‘Future of Rail’ report in New Delhi, which includes a central focus on India, where rail is the dominant mode of transport.
On the 25 October 2018, two driver advisory systems (DAS) were successfully tested on Thalys trains operating between Paris and Amsterdam. Now, the team behind project SFERA prepares to analyse the findings as the project nears completion.