The high-resolution imagery from satellites and aircraft can produce detailed maps of habitats, helping Network Rail to identify likely biodiversity ‘hotspots’ found alongside Britain's rail network.
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Alstom will design, supply and install the signalling, train control and telecommunication system for the new semi-high-speed rail line.
Up-cycled from a fleet previously owned by GWR, the new Heathrow Express trains feature the most up to date train and passenger technology.
Nokia has been selected by Austrian rail operator WESTbahn to implement a secure, high-performance and high-bandwidth train-to-ground communications solution across the operator’s new expanded fleet of intercity trains.
By using thermal imaging, optical distance sensors and artificial intelligence, Metro hopes to deter illegal trespassing and keep both passengers and staff safe.
As Head of IT at DB Cargo UK, Marie Hill has developed an innovative approach to cyber-security for the organisation, which focuses on engaging the workforce in cyber-awareness activities and fun and interactive training. Here she explains how the WannaCry cyber‑attack firmly put cyber-security on her radar and how this…
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), writes that, for rail to embark on a safe journey towards digitalisation, it is crucial that the European Union (EU) and its member states acknowledge and seize the opportunity for a safe ‘rail 4.0’.
Richard Thomas is a UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cyber-Security at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE). In this article for Global Railway Review, Richard explains the intricacies of protecting and maintaining railway assets, while constantly evolving to meet the cyber-security needs of future technology.
The new system will share vital health and safety information across contractors and help to ensure consistency of standards and performance.
Diego Galar and Uday Kumar, Professors at Luleå University of Technology, explore how more sophisticated inspection, condition monitoring, analysis and maintenance technologies can facilitate cost effective and efficient rail asset management.
Under the agreement, Bombardier will fit ETCS equipment and the BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 onboard Automatic Train Protection system to all ELECTROSTAR fleets in the UK.
Over past years, worldwide railway operators have been challenged more and more with higher demands. Urbanisation, increasing mobility and higher standards on safety and sustainability have led to a more demanding playing field. At the same time, investments are declining. Mark de Vries, CEO of voestalpine Track Solutions, recognises these…
Over the last five years, Infrabel, the Belgian rail infrastructure manager, has made a strong commitment to the digital transformation of maintenance to further improve the safety and quality of rail transport in Belgium. For Global Railway Review, Annelies Stevens, Manager of Switches, covers the many challenges of this transformation…
Priya Agrawal, Deputy Chief Signal and Telecom Engineer at Indian Railways, explores how the fourth largest railway network in the world is taking a smart approach in shifting from periodic maintenance to condition-based and predictive maintenance regimes.