Paul van Trigt, CEO of Aero-X AG, explains the importance of aerosol extinguishing systems for the rail sector, and how the company can offer customised solutions to meet different requirements.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded more than half a million dollars in Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grants to law enforcement agencies to support life-saving trespass abatement in six states.
Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
Anne Zwiers was appointed as Director of Level Crossings at ProRail in the summer of 2019; a new position aimed at infusing speed and focus into ProRail’s level crossing policy and working method. In an interview for Global Railway Review , Anne reveals the measures ProRail are taking to reduce the…
Alain Autruffe, Level Crossing Programme Director at SNCF Réseau, writes about the importance for both the road transport industry and the railway industry in France to work together in educating the public about the dangers at level crossings.
Trainline has launched a nationwide beta-test of Crowd Alerts, a crowd-sourced feature in its app to help customers alert their fellow travellers if it’s not possible to social distance on a specific train.
In 2019 – with the support of the Belgian government, the railway police and the security service of operator NMBS/SNCB – Infrabel launched ‘Railspect’, a national action plan to tackle dangerous behaviour on and around rail tracks. Bram De Saedeleer, Head of Safety and Punctuality Communications and Campaigns for Infrabel,…
As trespassing and other illegal activity continues to impact daily services, Metro Trains Melbourne tells Global Railway Review about the range of measures and efforts that have been implemented across its network to deter criminals and limit delays.
In the next instalment of our TOCs Management Series, Mark Hopwood, Interim Managing Director of South Western Railway (SWR), explains how the operator is on a journey of evolution that includes addressing train performance, focusing on sustainability strategies, deploying cutting-edge technology and adopting an open and honest approach with both…
To help ease passenger concerns, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) the team behind operating Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services, have shared their top 10 tips for travelling on trains, as COVID-19 travel restrictions start to ease.
In the South African Western Cape province alone, since 2016, it was reported that over 140 railway passenger carriages have been destroyed by arson. Here, Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch provide details about subsequent research in order to understand the common techniques of how these…
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Fohrer, President of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), looks at how rail passengers’ trust can be restored and the importance of establishing political incentives for clean mobility ‘made in Germany’.
Taking advantage of the reduced traffic on the network as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Anglia has continued testing of its new electric commuter trains.
Whilst ensuring that the rail network will continue to operate safely in the future, the new training facilities are also a welcome support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drastically impact the rail industry, it can be difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. In spite of this, employees continue to dedicate themselves to ensuring the safe movement of passengers and the continued operation of train services. In the…