Smart sensors on tracks can be used to remotely check the health of infrastructure and a variety of digital solutions can help maintenance teams carry out vital tasks more efficiently leading to reduced service downtime and extended rail infrastructure lifetime. This In-Depth Focus explores how effective predictive and preventive maintenance…
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In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: What HS2 will mean for rail freight capacity in Britain; the latest developments on the Ceneri Base Tunnel project; and how GTR’s workforce is its greatest asset, plus our 'Smart Track Maintenance' and 'Cyber-Security'…
Network Rail's fleet of autumn RHTT and MPV treatment trains treated 895,217 miles of track in 2019 – the equivalent of travelling to the moon three and a half times.
The $10.3 million order is Harsco Rail's first grinder contract for MÁV FKG Kft-t, which manages all maintenance and renovation of Hungary's national railway network.
Pablo Martorelli, President of the Argentine Institute of Railways (IAF), discusses the difficulties that Argentina’s railway industry has faced in the past, but explains that a focused 30-point recovery programme is key to rebuilding the railway over the coming years.
Network Rail’s Air Operations Team use a variety of visual and thermal imaging techniques, plus drone technology, to safely and efficiently inspect infrastructure, whilst minimising disruption for passengers. As part of the team, Sean Leahy, National Aerial Survey Specialist, explains the work involved in gathering images and data, and the…
Robel is the world’s first manufacturer of railway construction machines to work to the new IRIS rev3.1 certification railway industry standard.
Norfolk Southern's new system provides a more robust and cost-effective way to continuously monitor track performance in near real-time.
The identical cultures and language shared by SPENO International SA and MATISA Materiel Industriel SA have allowed both companies to create a very successful partnership in technical cooperation for over 20 years. André Zurbrugg, Sales Engineer at MATISA, explains more.
Andrzej Adamczyk, Poland’s Minister of Infrastructure, writes that the country’s much‑needed railway investment programme is helping to deliver a modernised rail network that benefits both passengers and rail freight.
The track is the most integral part of railway infrastructure and its maintenance is thus vital. Piotr Majerczak, Member of the Management Board and Infrastructure Maintenance Director of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., explains how recent investment in modern technology has transformed the way track maintenance activities are carried out…
Network Rail’s Head of Maintenance, Tim Flower, explains how track maintenance in Britain has been transformed over the past decade and how future performance improvements will be achieved through new technology and data-driven capability.
As technology continues to progress across many industries, Roger Grossniklaus, Sales and Marketing Director at MATISA Materiel Industriel SA, deliberates if evolution within rail is a revolution or not.
Florian Auer, Director of Technology & Innovation at Plasser & Theurer explains how the rail industry must continue to adapt and embrace new technologies and describes Plasser & Theurer's part in the digital era.