Herbert Ofner, Safety Spokesperson at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), details the multifaceted approach that the organisation has taken to increase safety at level crossings throughout Austria, and the value of asking all crossing users to consider the situation from other user’s viewpoints.
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On the path to climate neutrality, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) have set a goal of integrating environmental impacts caused by products and services into its procurement process. Matthias Landgraf, Senior Scientist at TU Graz, and Sven Schirmer, ÖBB’s Corporate Procurement Coordinator for Rolling Stock, explain more.
The €240 million contract enables ÖBB to order up to 20 of the trains from Stadler, with an initial order for five already placed.
The train is part of the Green Xpress Network of rail freight operator Lineas, and gives the Swabia and Vorarlberg region rail access to the European hinterland and deep-sea.
The ‘Distributed Smart Safe System’ (DS3) enables the virtualisation of most signalling components, such as interlocking computers or ETCS computers.
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.
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.