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Infrastructure Maintenance In-Depth Focus 2018

5 September 2018 | By

Maintaining railway infrastructure can be complicated to organise, expensive and demanding. Fortunately, there are several modern and sophisticated techniques available for the industry to ensure our networks are maintained to the highest standards, allowing our railways to operate safely and efficiently. Read on to find out more…


A new challenge for ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 on Italian conventional lines

6 September 2016 | By Fabio Senesi, Stefano Marcoccio and Andrea Olmi (RFI S.p.A)

The introduction of ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 has been one of the major technological innovations in the world of railway signalling in recent years. Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FSI) through Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) and Trenitalia was one of the principal developers of the system, demonstrating its feasibility and effectiveness –…


Healthy tracks mean healthy operations

1 August 2013 | By Michele Mario Elia, CEO, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI)

Railway diagnostics – in other words a set of activities used to detect the ‘health conditions’ of rail infrastructure – is today an irreplaceable tool to optimise the maintenance of railway networks. It is a crucial area for railway network providers because it guarantees operating safety, prevents failures and directs…


The Italian railway network looks to the future

4 August 2011 | By Michele Mario Elia, CEO, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI)

My last contribution to Global Railway Review was back in Issue 4 2008, when I was interviewed about the then current status and view of high-speed operations in Italy. Since then Italy has changed a great deal where infrastructure is concerned. The Italian High-Speed/High-Capacity (HS/HC) network Today, Italy is a…