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…
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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.
Rail re-profiling has become a more widely accepted and necessary requirement to significantly extend the lifecycle of the rail. The Austrian company, LINMAG, is a worldwide provider of high-quality rail maintenance services, utilising Linsinger’s well-proven rail milling technology which was successfully introduced to the industry to overcome the limitations and…
Adif, Spain’s rail infrastructure manager, has awarded Talgo a contract worth €39 million to supply a state-of-the-art track laboratory train nick-named ‘Dr. Avril’ to inspect and maintain the country’s high-speed rail network.
‘Get tracks and machines connected’ is the mission of new company Track Machines Connected Gesellschaft m.b.H. (TMC) which takes over P&T Connected.
Harsco Rail has secured its first-ever order with Europe’s largest railway infrastructure manager, DB Netz AG, for delivery of infrastructure maintenance machinery.
6 December 2011 | By Dave Curtis, General Manager at Freightliner Maintenance Ltd (FML)
Freightliner Maintenance Ltd (FML) is Freightliner Group’s dedicated in-house maintenance operation. As it continues on its course of expansion, FML has reinstated an out-of-use and run-down engineering facility in York. Maintenance of locomotives and rolling stock is a core necessity to any successful rail operator. A high level of availability…