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Amendment of the CCS TSI 2019: Opportunities for higher efficiency and better quality from the on-board perspective

28 November 2019 | By

In June 2019, the amendment of the Control, Command and Signalling Technical Specifications for Interoperability (CCS TSI) came into force. It includes two important changes with impact on the certification and authorisation of vehicles. In this article, Hartwig Schuster, Certification and Authorisation UNISIG Work Package Leader, explains motivation and background…

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Leaders’ Debate: Utilising Big Data

27 November 2019 | By

With big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming more widely used across the rail sector, collecting data is relatively easily, but there is an understanding that more can be done with the data to positively impact operations and business processes. This debate brings together experts to share their experiences…

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Global Railway Review Issue 6 2019

21 November 2019 | By

This issue includes articles about Hull Trains’ new hi-tech fleet, establishing a new safety culture for European railways, how HS2 and NPR will be key to upskilling UK plc, the latest infrastructure modernisation projects in Croatia, In-Depth Focus sections on Noise & Vibrations and Rail Traffic Management Systems, plus experts…

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Podcast: Episode 1 – Michael Robson

23 October 2019 | By

For Global Railway Review’s first-ever podcast, our Editor, Craig Waters, spoke to Michael Robson, international rail consultant, about the importance of improving network performance and capacity, investments in technology and how digital solutions are impacting rail operations.

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certMILS eases security certification of railway systems

19 July 2019 | By

The certMILS project aims to protect critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks by compositional security certification to deliver a certified Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) platform. But how can this be applied to railway systems? The project’s Technical Leader, Sergey Tverdyshev, explains more.

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Why do we need standards in the railway sector?

25 July 2018 | By

It is important that the rail sector performs in an efficient, safe and cost-effective manner, and having a user-friendly suite of standardised requirements in place is a really good way of providing consistent service to the customer. Simon Fletcher, Member of the UIC Board of Directors responsible for Standardisation and…

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Meeting the challenges of a more standardised railway

19 March 2017 | By

It has been 25 years since considerations at a European level were initiated by several organisations (the EU, the railways under the umbrella of the UIC and the signalling and telecom industries) to meet the challenges of having a more standardised railway, but additional developments are still required to achieve…