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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.

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In-Depth Focus: Alternative Fuels

7 April 2022 | By

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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Global Railway Review Issue 2 2022

4 April 2022 | By

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!

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The TRANSIT project: Innovation towards train pass‑by noise source characterisation and separation tools

9 February 2022 | By , , , , , , , ,

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…

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Transitioning to FRMCS

11 January 2022 | By

Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE Technical Affairs Manager, discusses how the introduction of digitalisation and automation in rail will become central for the deployment of both FRMCS, and future broadband applications, far beyond today’s GSM-R.

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In-Depth Focus: Noise & Vibrations

25 November 2021 | By

In this In-Depth Focus, industry experts examine three projects – SILVARSTAR, TRANSIT and FINE-2 – and how they are playing a part to understand the complex challenges around noise and vibration of railways and what can be done to reduce nuisance.

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Global Railway Review Issue 5 2021

20 October 2021 | By

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!