The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), is expected to be rolled out in the coming years. Here, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM (the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association) shares EIM’s proposals for a successful migration to the…
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As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…
Carlo de Grandis, Policy Officer of Rail Digitalisation at the European Commission, explains how the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is hoped to be the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation.
The Warsaw-based start-up is looking to raise €452,000 to fund continued testing and development, based on magnetic levitation, linear motor and autonomous control systems.
For our 'Improving Rail's Environmental Impact' series, Andrew Kluth, Lead Carbon Specialist of Sustainable Development at RSSB, explains the scope of the ongoing research and development necessary to address Great Britain’s rail challenges of decarbonisation and removing diesel-only trains from the railway.
Global Railway Review spoke to Thymo van den Brug at ProRail to discover how he creates digital solutions to the company's problems and how ProRail is taking the first steps to creating a better world.
Stefan Siegler, Chairman of the International Rail Quality Board (IRQB) explains the consortium’s vision and how IRIS Certification™ will help deliver better quality rail services and ultimately improve daily mobility across rail.
Amendment of the CCS TSI 2019: Opportunities for higher efficiency and better quality from the on-board perspective
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…
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…
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…
Highlighting 54 innovative products and methods that Shift2Rail has worked on together with its members and stakeholders, the Catalogue of Solutions signifies a milestone towards delivering “transformed rail systems”.
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.
Jo Fautley of Build UK states the Common Assessment Standard has been developed “by industry, for industry, based on standards that clients, contractors and the supply chain have all agreed on.”
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.
As part of Global Railway Review's 25th anniversary, Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe and Chief Standardisation Officer at the UIC, reflects on rail developments and looks ahead to how rail must play a vital role as we enter a new generation of public transport.