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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…