With the ‘European Year of Rail’ already underway, Alberto Mazzola, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), writes that, during this busy year for the European rail community, focus must be on recovery and development to make Europe's rail ambitions become reality.
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Alstom will design, supply and install the signalling, train control and telecommunication system for the new semi-high-speed rail line.
Richard Thomas is a UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber-Security at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE). In this article for Global Railway Review, Richard explains the intricacies of protecting and maintaining railway assets, while constantly evolving to meet the cyber-security needs of future technology.
Take a look at Global Railway Review's most read articles of 2020, including Scotland’s ambition to deliver a decarbonised rail network, the feasibility of a high-speed rail service between Chicago and NYC, and the opportunities for using big data analytics on India’s national railway network.
Joffrey Lauthier, Director of Sales, Rail & Transit at Humatics, explains how ultra-wideband (UWB) technology can be used to boost train performance, increase rail network capacity, provide critical positioning in GPS-denied areas and ensure safety by providing precise location of trains, workers, and materials.
For the first time in France, a locomotive has run in partial autonomy, under real operating conditions, with fully automated acceleration and braking functions.
Richard Jones, Senior Technical & Innovation Manager at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), provides an insight into the Degraded Mode Working System (DMWS) which, in the event of a signalling problem, can give an instruction to a train driver that it is safe to proceed beyond the failure locality to…
Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
The deals with HS2 contractors will see GB Railfreight join forces with Rail Stone Solutions to deliver aggregates by rail to the high-speed rail project’s main construction compounds.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
Joe Ferguson, NCSC Certified Cyber Practitioner and a Senior Information Risk Analyst, explores the challenges around cyber-security for the railway industry and the priorities to focus on moving forward.
As part of Global Railway Review’s ‘The Future of Rail Freight’ series, John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the increased global focus on sustainability will hopefully result in a more successful rail freight industry.
Could autonomous technology and sat-nav systems help to reduce accidents at level crossings?
The contract represents the first time that Stadler has won the opportunity to refit trains with its own ETCS system, GUARDIA.