Martin Taranetz, Project Manager for Telecommunication Technology at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, explains how the Austrian rail infrastructure manager is investigating various scenarios to migrate from GSM-R networks to new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standards.
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As a privately-owned open access operator in Austria, WESTbahn must ensure its rolling stock asset is always operational. Erich Forster, WESTbahn’s CEO, outlines what it takes to maintain their fleet, including the four pillars of maintenance activities it adheres to.
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…
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.
Work on the Koralm railway between Graz and Klagenfurt in Austria is running at full throttle with 90 per cent already under construction or completed. The next big upcoming milestone is one of the most important to date – the first breakthrough in the Koralm Tunnel.
Recent headlines and statistics suggest that many pedestrians and motorists do not understand the dangers of level crossings. Is the rail sector doing enough to help educate the public? With this year’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) just around the corner, Global Railway Review takes a look at how…
There are approximately 3,300 level crossings in the ÖBB network, with the number falling every year. In addition to investments in underpasses, overpasses, traffic lights and barrier systems, ÖBB-Infrastruktur is focusing on awareness-raising measures to prevent dangerous situations from initially arising, discusses Herbert Ofner…
Vienna has, since the very beginning of the railway era, had several railway terminus stations, meaning passengers have had to use public transport such as trams and buses to move from one station to the other. The construction of the new Vienna Central Station has now eliminated this inconvenience.
Rudolf Koller - Railway Consultant; former Head of International Relations, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG - will present innovative ideas for combatting project failure, and focus on how new technology has transformed the process
Via its Austrian subsidiary, SPL Powerlines Austria, the Powerlines Group has been awarded a contract by ÖBB Infrastruktur AG to modernise the Ossiach line in Carinthia, Austria.
Viktor Plank and Christian Holzer from the Asset Management and Strategic Planning Department of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG provide details of the status quo and latest developments to the Austrian railway’s ‘Target Network 2025+’ master plan.
For European Railway Review, ÖBB-Infrastruktur’s Ludwig Koschutnig, Safety Expert, and Günter Dinhobl, Member of the R&D Unit, provide details of the projects, awareness campaigns, and research programmes that are helping to improve safety at level crossings in Austria.
The Southern Line in Austria is one of the largest and most spectacular infrastructure projects of the coming decade. Approximately 200km of railway lines will be modernised and 170km newly built. This will lead to the employment of 5,000 people during construction. In 2026 trains will travel from Vienna to…
6 August 2015 | By Gerhard Gobiet, Project Manager at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
The Semmering Base Tunnel is one of the most important long-term large-scale infrastructure projects in the Austrian and European high-capacity route network. Through the 27.3km-long tunnel between Gloggnitz and Mürzzuschlag, a sustainable investment is being made in both Austrian and international rail transport. In the long-term, the Semmering Base Tunnel…
5 August 2014 | By Franz Bauer, Director of Infrastructure Provision and Member of the Executive Board at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
ÖBB – Austria’s leading railway enterprise – has for some years now been focussing on accelerating expansion of the infrastructure and has pushed investment to a record level. The result brings high-performance rail corridors with excellent connections to the neighbouring EU States, reduced journey times and modern stations which make…