Richard Thorp, Engineering Director, HS1 Ltd, shares his insight into the benefits of digital twin technology and the forward-looking innovation this digital tool is bringing to the rail system.
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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.
HS1 have completed the first 5G-enabled augmented reality digital twin trial on UK railways, showing how the technology can reduce emissions and cut delays.
Mark Fielding-Smith, Client Director, Digital Rail at Atkins, explains how they have supported Network Rail’s National Aerial Survey and how this helps the infrastructure manager utilise data and take digital twin benefits to new heights.
In this interview for Global Railway Review, Gunnar Smith, VP of Sales at Prover, talks about the typical challenges faced in the procurement and development of rail control projects and how these can be mastered with a modern approach based on Signalling Design Automation (SDA) and the use of digital…
Robbie Pretorius, Transport Head of Services – Australia at SNC-Lavalin, explains how the effective use of Information Management is improving the outcome of Australia’s Inland Rail project by ensuring all stakeholders get the assets and information they need, when they need it.
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.
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.