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In-Depth Focus: Winter Operations

18 February 2020 | By

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…

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Global Railway Review Issue 1 2020

14 February 2020 | By

This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.

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Door testing under arctic conditions

11 August 2017 | By

Doors and movable door steps are perceived as the most failure-prone systems in rail vehicles. Here Gabriel Haller, Technical Director and Executive Manager of Rail Tec Arsenal, explains the importance of testing these components – especially under winter conditions – to ensure all-round reliability of rail vehicles, which in turn…

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Winter is coming – how does NS and ProRail cope?

28 November 2016 | By

Snow and frost can have a major impact on train timetables. NS is the largest rail carrier in the Netherlands and together with the network manager, ProRail, it has a number of measures ready and waiting to ensure it can keep transporting as many passengers as possible when winter comes.…

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Winter Operations supplement 2016

23 November 2016 | By

Infrabel’s Luc Vansteenkiste and Ann Billiau discuss how a proactive and real-time weather action plan keeps Belgian trains running in winter, whilst Gennady Verkhovykh covers keeping Russia’s railways moving during winter, and Zaugg present their track-based snow clearing systems...

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Zaugg track-based snow clearing systems

4 November 2016 | By

Zaugg AG Eggiwil / Switzerland is one of the world’s leading companies in the design and manufacture of high-end track and road snow-clearing equipment and specialist ski slope-preparation equipment. Zaugg products are known for their superb Swiss quality, extraordinary operational reliability, unbeatable working comfort and longer-than-average service life which combine…