As part of our A Digital Future for Rail Freight In-Depth Focus, Global Railway Review asked this panel of experts: Do you think the rail freight sector has a positive attitude towards innovation to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of rail freight transportation?
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Samir Lohani, Executive Director (Standards)/Carriage at the Indian Railways’ Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), explains how Indian Railways is working on research projects with the Indian Institutes of Technology at Kanpur and Kharagpur to develop and improve LHB coach bogies.
Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Material at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), outlines how RSSB is continuing to support innovative solutions to improve the lifecycles of bogies and wheelsets, funded by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT).
Elliot Rothwell, David Crosbee and Simon Iwnicki, colleagues from the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield, discuss the latest findings from the ‘CaFiBo' project, which seeks to develop a lightweight composite bogie frame that will reduce stresses on rail tracks due to rolling contact fatigue and…
Riccardo Pasinetti, Commercial Director of Lucchini RS, explains how their Smartset innovative solution for condition-based maintenance of axles helps to significantly optimise maintenance costs and is a key solution in rail’s digital transformation.
The research and development of solutions to improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets is a continual process. This In-Depth Focus explores the latest studies and progress in developing a carbon fibre bogie, improving suspension components and compact hydraulics, and how Indian Railways is finding solutions to improve LHB coach…
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.
United Wagon Company (UWC) and Dessa have signed an agreement on the supply of an additional batch of new generation 60ft-long flat cars for the transportation of timber freight.
As a privately-owned open access operator in Austria, WESTbahn must ensure its rolling stock asset is always operational. Erich Forster, WESTbahn’s CEO, outlines what it takes to maintain their fleet, including the four pillars of maintenance activities it adheres to.
The United Wagon Company hopper cars will be used by TOAZ for the transportation of mineral fertilisers, with delivery expected by the end of May 2020.
The hopper cars have the potential to increase Russia's rail network’s carrying capacity and reduce the price of transporting freight.
The production of Amtrak's new Acela trains has created over 1,000 jobs and is boosting businesses across 27 states.
VR FleetCare and EKE-Electronics are working on a joint product development project to find a solution that provides data which can predict the maintenance requirement of bogies by using sensor technology and a smart combination of cloud and edge computing.
Network Rail are set to carry out experiments this autumn to trial new ways of braking designed to reduce delays for passengers caused by ‘leaves on the line’.