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Global Railway Review Issue 1 2020

14 February 2020 | By

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.


The Digital Train Communication Network

1 September 2017 | By  Christine Kraft, Project Manager of ETCS at DB Kommunikationstechnik

For Global Railway Review, Christine Kraft, Project Manager of ETCS at DB Kommunikationstechnik, talks us through the GSM-R system and the future of telecommunication and digitalisation in the rail sector.


High safety inside Switzerland’s Ceneri Base Tunnel

5 April 2017 | By COMLAB AG

The Swiss company COMLAB AG has been awarded a contract worth approximately 5.99 million CHF to equip a tunnel radio system to both single-track tunnel sections of the Ceneri Base Tunnel. The 15.4 km-long Ceneri Base Tunnel is the third largest tunnel project in Switzerland after Gotthard and the Lötschberg…


Signalling developments in Slovenia

5 July 2016 | By

In September 2007 the Republic of Slovenia adopted the National Implementation Plan for TSI Control, Management, and Signalisation in accordance with EU regulations. This included the definition of the scope and schedule for the installation of ETCS and GSM-R devices on the Slovenian rail network. For European Railway Review Jože…


Fact-finding visits to railways: ERTMS good-practice sharing

26 July 2015 | By

Fact-finding visits to railways around the world can be beneficial for each party to learn and share information on good-practice and techniques. As Chris Carson, Head of Rail Industry Partnership Working at Virgin Trains East Coast explains, this approach has been adopted by the train operator who is committed to…


Security of the railway network against electromagnetic attacks (SECRET)

18 January 2015 | By , , , ,

Railways constantly face increasing terrorism threats – one aspect in particular is electromagnetic (EM) attacks. SECRET – SECurity of the Railway network against Electromagnetic ATtacks – is a research project within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and aims to assess the risks and consequences of EM…