Invision AI, Thales and Metrolinx are building unique sensing and computing capabilities that provide enhanced situational awareness to existing rail systems and are capable of operating in severe winter conditions.
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Dr Sam Bemment, Technical and Innovation Manager at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), explores how Great Britain’s railway copes with the challenges that harsh winter weather can bring and what innovations can be developed to minimise disruption to the rail network in the future.
When winter weather threatens disruption to rail services, networks need to pull together to keep everyone moving safely. For Global Railway Review, David Simpson, ScotRail’s Operations Director, shares some of the planning, preparation and response work by the dedicated partnership, Scotland’s Railway, to achieve just that.
Rob Reilly, Executive Vice‑President and Chief Operating Officer from the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), discusses the benefits of robust planning for harsh winter weather.
The changes approved by Transport Canada concern train speed, colder weather operations and further strengthening track maintenance and inspection practices.
When winter temperatures dip below freezing, passenger trains with potable water-bearing systems for on-board kitchen galleys and sanitary systems are in danger of freezing when the train heat is turned off for switching locomotives or even during brief layovers. If not properly protected, a freeze up can result in burst…
When harsh winter weather threatens major disruption to rail services, infrastructure managers and train operating companies must pull together to keep rail networks moving safely. The authors in this In-Depth Focus share the benefits of robust planning strategies and the importance of being prepared to deal with the challenges that…
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Transforming Australia’s freight network; HS2: Continuing to innovate to drive the workforce skills agenda; Making switch machines intelligent plus our 'On-Board Connectivity' and 'Winter Preparedness' In-Depth Focuses.
In recent years, two polar vortex systems have battered the United States’ Midwest region, with temperatures falling to -30˚C in Chicago and -37˚C in North Dakota – colder than parts of Antarctica. But, despite these severe weather environments, Norfolk Southern Railway Company managed to keep trains moving thanks to detailed…
In Finland, winter is the longest season and can last several months. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for maintaining and developing the country’s railway network, whatever the weather, and in an interview with Global Railway Review, FTIA’s Railway Director, Markku Nummelin, explains the new solutions currently being…
Mark Oakley, Professional Head of Rolling Stock at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), writes about the guidance designed to help track and train work together to stay on top of roles and responsibilities during winter weather.
Dana Logue, Railroad Product Manager from ThermOmegaTech, discusses how their products and solutions can help rolling stock operators overcome a variety of challenges that they face, especially during harsh winter weather.
David Clarke, Technical Director at the Railway Industry Association (RIA) explains that building new infrastructure, along with several other measures, can help rail networks prepare for the effects of climate change.
Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s railway operator and infrastructure owner, is well prepared for winter. Read on to learn about the various activities and techniques they use to keep tracks and trains operational when the cold weather hits.
Keeping railway networks operational and safeguarding rolling stock from damage and impairment is crucial during harsh winter weather. Read on to find out how advanced planning can help predict and prepare for bad weather, and how strong teamwork between colleagues and different stakeholders goes a long way when battling winter…