In an interview for Global Railway Review, Christian Fricker, Train Station Concept Specialist and Senior Project Manager at the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), shares opinions on the importance of station design in improving the passenger experience.
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Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
In this interview with Global Railway Review, Karsten Oberle, Head of Rail at Nokia, explains how FRMCS will be a key enabler for digital railways, the benefits that it will bring and the use of 5G being the foundational technology to support its success.
Of the 60 new InterRegio double-deck trains, 41 will help to replace SBB's old fleet and the remaining 19 will be used to reduce capacity bottlenecks on particular regional services.
Over the course of 2020, SBB experienced losses of 1.32 million passengers per day and a decrease of 28.9 per cent in passenger revenues.
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Chris Nuttall, Managing Consultant at Atkins, explores how rail travel in Britain can be transformed by reducing journey times, significantly improving frequencies and relieving overcrowding.
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Nokia have completed a proof of concept trial to help define radio frequency for the new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standard.
The project will commence from 2021 until 2029 and is the largest vehicle modernisation in the history of long-distance transport at SBB.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Axon Vibe have signed a five-year agreement for the development of a personalised mobility app.
New partnership will allow Trainline customers to travel on all Swiss rail carriers, including cross-border to neighbouring countries.