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Temporary Capacity Restrictions (TCRs): A web-based tool to enhance the quality of international timetabling

9 February 2018 | By

‘Temporary Capacity Restriction’ (TCR) is an umbrella term commonly used in the railway sector. It denotes the various types of construction works and events which lead to a reduction in infrastructure capacity and therefore are a main disruptive factor in timetabling. Philipp Koiser, RNE’s Sales and Timetabling Manager, discusses the…


Path Coordination System (PCS): A booking tool for the international railway timetable

26 November 2017 | By ,

The digitalisation of the railway sector is much talked about right now, but RailNetEurope (RNE) – a Vienna-based umbrella organisation for railway infrastructure managers/allocation bodies – has been promoting digital solutions for over a decade. One such example is PCS – RNE’s international Path Coordination System – and in 2016…


Train Data: TIS – A European success story

25 May 2016 | By Ann Billiau, Harald Reisinger, Josef Stahl and Florian Sandauer - all RailNetEurope (RNE)

Promoting greater railway interoperability is a topic still high on the agenda of the industry. A web-based application from RailNetEurope (RNE) that supports international train management has just made a leap forward with a mobile version. For Global Railway Review, RNE colleagues Ann Billiau, Harald Reisinger, Josef Stahl and Florian…


The innovative rail freight corridors are coming to life

26 September 2013 | By Paul Mazataud, Managing Director, Rail Freight Corridor 2 and Deputy Head of Development, RFF

By 10 November 2013, six of the nine rail freight corridors initially foreseen by the EU Regulation 913/2010 concerning a European network for competitive freight will become operational. Rail Freight Corridor 2 (RFC2) is one of them. These corridors are extremely ambitious and will lead to major changes for international…


RailNetEurope – gateway to European rail infrastructure

23 May 2013 | By Joachim Kroll, Secretary General, RailNetEurope and Bettina Wunsch-Semmler, Member of the Managing Board in charge of Communications, RailNetEurope

Revitalising the railways of Europe has been on the agenda of both the railway industry and the European institutions for a number of years. Since 1991, the European Commission has issued a number of directives and regulations as part of the four ‘railway packages’ and the TEN-T initiative (Trans-European Transport…


Infrabel’s client oriented strategy in a liberalised railway market

15 February 2011 | By Luc Vansteenkiste, Director General Rail Access, Infrabel

Infrabel, manager of the Belgian railway infrastructure, has developed a variety of products and services for railway operators and its industrial clients. This initiative fits into the strategy of a client-oriented account management that caters to all individual needs. In an interview with Global Railway Review, Luc Vansteenkiste, Director General…


Enhancing economic growth

30 July 2007 | By Arnold Schiefer, Director of ÖBB-Infrastruktur Betrieb AG

Reorganisation of the ÖBB into a group with market orientated companies is the passport to successful participation in a liberalized rail transport market. Aiming to be among the best, ÖBB-Infrastruktur Betrieb AG is improving the quality of its existing network while intensifying the push for internationalisation to embrace the economic…