UK Youth and South Western Railway have partnered to invest in a rail safety project to educate 11–25-years-old on the risks of trespassing, vandalism, and level crossing misuse.
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Getlink is to inaugurate a new cross-Channel Tunnel unaccompanied rail freight service for all transporters, which will operate 24 hours a day and six days per week.
Krasimir Papukchiyski, Director General of Bulgaria’s National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC), tells Global Railway Review about how it is driving forward upgrades and modernisation in its rail infrastructure in order to restore Bulgaria’s railway to the level of its European counterparts.
ORR's new guidance does not specify requirements or solutions, allowing for a proportionate, case-by-case approach to be made for each level crossing in the UK.
Megan Drayton, Foundation Manager of TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand, discusses how the increasing popularity of rail tracks and level crossings as a fashionable backdrop in the age of modern photography, creative media and even selfies is seeing lives put at risk.
Herbert Ofner, Safety Spokesperson at Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), details the multifaceted approach that the organisation has taken to increase safety at level crossings throughout Austria, and the value of asking all crossing users to consider the situation from other user’s viewpoints.
Helena Rådbo, Senior Advisor for Railway Safety at Trafikverket, discusses the new campaign that the agency is planning for ILCAD 2021 and how it is working to improve safety at level crossings on the country’s rail network.
Ivan Kršić, President of the Management Board of HŽ Infrastruktura, details the work being carried out to revitalise both passenger and freight rail in the Republic of Croatia and the benefits to be realised in creating a truly pan-European railway infrastructure.
Iñigo Zorriketa, Director at Dominion, details its Obstacle Detector system and explains the benefits that it brings to the safety of rail level crossings.
Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings from across Melbourne by 2025, with 46 already removed, and the project is not slowing down. This article explores the current state of play and details how some of the actual construction work is carried out.
Improving level crossing safety will contribute to LTG’s goal of zero accidents on Lithuania’s railway
Over the last few years, by introducing additional safety measures and organising educational campaigns, railway level crossings in Lithuania have become an incomparably safer place, where accidents are extremely rare. But, as Karolis Sankovski, CEO of LTG Infra, explains, that is not the final goal; it is LGT’s vision to…
Despite an overall reduction in the number of rail-related accidents in Poland in recent years, Katarzyna Kucharek, President of the Board of the PKP Group Foundation, explains that more action needs to be taken to increase safety and minimise risks at level crossings on the country’s rail network.
The International Union of Railways’ (UIC) Francis Bedel, Chief Digital Officer, and Parinaz Bazeghi, Digital Project Manager, explain the innovative DIGIM II and explore how its new proof of concept (POC) could see level crossing safety revolutionised by connecting the car with the system.
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…
ORR's draft guidance proposals aim to give the industry greater confidence in putting forward innovative designs to reduce risks and increase safety at level crossings.