Reducing emissions and how the rail sector contributes to climate change are topics high on the agenda for many organisations in the industry. With companies seeking more sustainable options, the authors in this In-Depth Focus explore the opportunities of alternative fuels and the importance of how innovative initiatives can enable…
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UNIFE (the European Rail Supply Industry)
UNIFE are the European Rail Supply Industry, which advocates on behalf of more than 100 leading rail supply companies in Europe – from SMEs to major industrial champions – who are active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. UNIFE also brings together national rail industry associations from 11 European countries. UNIFE’s members account for 84 per cent of the European, and 46 per cent of the global market for rail equipment and services (stats at March 2022). UNIFE communicate members’ interests at European and international levels while actively promoting rail equipment and standards worldwide. UNIFE’s membership reflects all segments of Europe’s rail supply industry from rolling stock manufacturers and infrastructure suppliers to system integrators and engineering companies. UNIFE’s members are committed to collaborating on common challenges facing our sector, and also providing the innovative technology needed to meet the growing demand for sustainable transport. Here follows our content related to UNIFE.
With the European Union focusing more on confronting climate change, Jonathan Cutuli, Public Affairs Manager at UNIFE, explains the key role that alternative fuels can play for the rail sector in lowering GHG emissions and how investment is key to producing greener results.
Packed full of exclusive content, including: the traction power supply of the Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed rail line; what passengers in the UK want from their journeys; Roundtable on Digital Automatic Coupling; Track Technologies and Alternative Fuels In-Depth Focuses; and much more!
The TRANSIT project: Innovation towards train pass‑by noise source characterisation and separation tools
Railway transport produces less CO2 and consumes less energy than road and air transport modes; it also requires less space than road transport. However, noise and vibration (N&V) levels in the vicinity of railways are a major environmental challenge for the railway sector. In addition, a competitive railway transport system…
The CER, EIM and UNIFE, have all welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for the revision of the trans-European transport network regulation to ensure modal shift to rail can be achieved to reduce transport emissions.
Marta Garcia, Technical Affairs Manager at UNIFE speaks about the forever developing digital rail transport industry within Europe, and therefore the necessity for cyber-security adaptations in order to maintain and secure a safe and resilient rail sector.
Due to be launched in 2025, the new 5G-enabled telecommunications standard Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is anticipated to improve safety, the passenger experience and operational efficiency. This In-Depth Focus explores the intricacies of implementing FRMCS, what more needs to be done in the transition period, the role that…
Packed full of exclusive content, including: a Roundtable discussion on Decarbonising Rail; an In-Depth Focus to explore FRMCS; the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s rail industry; establishing cyber-security for next generation rail mobility; and much more!
The European Commission's ‘Fit for 55’ regulatory package will be crucial in the transition to sustainable mobility in Europe.
Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager at UNIFE, explores the opportunities for digital twins in the rail sector and highlights how continued Research & Innovation to develop this technology is pivotal in driving forward rail’s digital transformation.