Monika Heiming, Executive Director of the EIM, the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association, writes that the question is not if rail can play a crucial role in the future of transportation, but how and explores where the industry is now and what it should strive for.
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The development of rail traffic management systems are bringing considerable benefits to the railway sector, boosting international freight and passenger transport. Read on to find out how Slovenia and Norway are modernising their networks, an overview of the recent amendment of the CCS TSI, and the challenges related to evolving…
The opening of a new simulation centre signals the beginning of preparations to digitalise the entirety of the network operator’s system.
Moving freight by rail is no doubt the most energy-efficient means of land-based transportation, but as Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) explains, more must still be done to entice potential customers onto rail and achieve a modal shift for freight.
The digital signalling solution allows the Valladolid-León line trains to run at increased speeds of 300km/h without the need for physical lineside signals.
With just one authorisation authority across Europe, the ERA will present a single and simplified authorisation and certification process.
€200 million investment from the EIB will see construction of new tracks, upgrading existing ones to higher speed limits, electrification and implementation of ERTMS between Denmark and Germany as part of the Fehmarn Belt railway
Designed to ensure cross-border links thanks to ERTMS technology, these trains can run on several types of network voltages.
Morocco’s main economic regions will be connected with quicker journey times and improved passenger comfort thanks to the new high-speed rail line.
“The lesson I have drawn from my time as Secretary of State is this is an industry that’s got to be much smarter at communicating with passengers,” says Chris to Global Railway Review.
ERTMS Level 2 can optimise higher-speed operation and supports network interoperability, while reducing maintenance costs.
The key message from UNIFE's 2018 World Rail Market Study Results announced at InnoTrans 2018 was that the global rail supply industry remains on a growth track