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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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Proactive and real-time weather action plan keeps Belgian trains running in winter

30 November 2016 | By ,

Infrabel – the Belgian railway infrastructure manager – takes both preventive measures and carries out real-time intervention to prepare the Belgian railway network and to keep it running smoothly through the autumn and winter. In this article for European Railway Review, Luc Vansteenkiste, Director of Asset Management, and Ann Billiau,…

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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…

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Proactive and real-time weather action plan keeps Belgian trains running

2 November 2016 | By Luc Vansteenkiste, Director of Asset Management, and Ann Billiau, Director of Traffic Management and Services, Infrabel

In the forthcoming issue of Global Railway Review – Issue 6, 2016 – we have the pleasure of publishing an article from Infrabel. Luc Vansteenkiste, Director of Asset Management, and Ann Billiau, Director of Traffic Management and Services, will divulge the myriad ways they work to ensure the smooth running…