This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
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Joao Figueiras, rail industry consultant, addresses the challenges that ERTMS presents for communication networks and provides insight on possible focus areas in order to manage the challenges and evolve those networks.
Franc Klobučar, Assistant Director of SŽ-Infrastruktura, explains how the implementation of ETCS and GSM-R across Slovenia’s rail network is driving standards, allowing the creation of a truly interoperable system across not only Slovenia itself, but also with its geographical neighbours.
It is no secret that Norway’s signalling system is in desperate need of revitalisation. For passengers, punctuality is critical, and Norway has recognised the need to renew and digitalise its signalling system. Here, Project Director of System Deliveries for ERTMS at Bane NOR, Eivind Skorstad, explains how Norway’s state-owned company…
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that there are several factors the rail industry must focus on during 2020 to prove the value of rail transport and its potential to support a sustainable, interoperable, digital and integrated mobility system.
The ERTMS timetable was extended following discussions within the industry that highlighted the need for environmental investments.
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.
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.
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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.
Delving deep into the railway industry, our 2019 survey results showcase opinions from industry professionals across the globe.
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.