Scott Kelley, Managing Director, Signalling and Global Rail Market Lead at Atkins, explains how harnessing digital innovations in aspects such as ticketing, digital twins and digital signalling could enable the data-rich, technologically driven rail industry of the future that surpasses all expectations.
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A ‘digital twin’ is a virtual, data-driven representation of the many characteristics and behaviours of any real-world physical asset, process or system. In the railway sector, ‘digital twins’ could be used across several different engineering, planning, and operational aspects, such as monitoring physical assets (rolling stock and infrastructure), monitoring train movements and providing information about passenger behaviour on-board trains, in stations or on platforms.
Gennady Verkhovykh, Deputy Managing Director and Head of the Central Directorate Infrastructure of Russian Railways (RZD), explains why the development of digital twins is one of the main priorities for RZD’s digital transformation.
Thymo van den Brug, Manager Information Development, Asset Management at ProRail, discusses the concept of digital twins as part of rail’s digital transformation and how the technology can equip ProRail employees with greater insight into the health and condition of complex and vital assets.
Colleagues Jean-Christophe Michelin, Bruno Landes, Jean‑Philippe Riant and Hugues Gigleux share details about the five projects currently relating to SNCF Réseau’s Digital Twin Program and the potential gains in rail network performance offered by deploying such technologies.
Zoe McLernon, Multimodal Policy Manager at Logistics UK, shares case studies on the use of digital twins in rail and explores what opportunities may be in store as the technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate.
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.
The use of digital twins has become one of the most talked about technologies in rail, with the industry attracted to its ability to leverage innovation to improve and enhance asset reliability and performance. As the technology continues to quickly evolve, this In-Depth Focus explores what we understand about digital…
In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: the progress of the Hamburg/Bremen–Hanover rail project and its future opportunities; the value of Rail Freight Corridor ‘Amber’ to the overall network of RFCs; a Roundtable on the Future of Train Stations; and…
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
The PantoSystem uses deep learning combined with ultra-high-speed 3D laser scanners and offers an Al Cloud Service with its Web-client platform.
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Arup, the design and engineering consultancy, likes to approach digital innovation with a holistic perspective, adapting what it has learned in one context and reusing it in another. Global Railway Review spoke with their Global Rail Leader, TC Chew, and Global Digital Services Leader, Will Cavendish, to understand how they…
2 November 2020 | By Hexagon
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how Hexagon can help public transportation organisations to overcome these challenges and efficiently manage their data, workflows, and transit networks. By combining all asset and spatial data into an integrated transport network information system and common operational picture, organisations can avoid data duplication and…
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Aaron Allsbrook, CTO and Founder of IoT and Edge software company, ClearBlade, explains that the rail freight industry has the desire to adopt new innovations, but there are still challenges to overcome to unlock the true value of those smart technologies.
OpenSpace's real-time passenger movement system can be adapted to monitor passengers and ensure that COVID-19 social distancing guidance is being adhered to.