Issue 2 2017

Issue #2 2017 – Digital version

Issue 2 2017 / 20 March 2017 / European Railway Review

Featuring exclusive articles on High-Speed, Sustainability, Signalling & Telecommunications, Rolling Stock Developments and the latest rail developments in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands…

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Rolling Stock Developments In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 2 2017 / 20 March 2017 / European Railway Review

In this in-depth focus: Future developments and digital solutions for rail freight; advances in Condition-Based Maintenance and failure forecasting; ÖBB’s Cityjet fleet continues to grow; and Elizabeth line train testing…

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Signalling & Telecommunications In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 2 2017 / 20 March 2017 / European Railway Review

Featuring: Accelerating the deployment of ERTMS in Europe and a review of the deployment plan; ERTMS Norway – preparing for a paradigm shift; and present and future TETRA use in railway signalling applications…

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Meeting the challenges of a more standardised railway

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Poul Frøsig, former UIC ERTMS/ETCS Project Manager

It has been 25 years since considerations at a European level were initiated by several organisations (the EU, the railways under the umbrella of the UIC and the signalling and telecom industries) to meet the challenges of having a more standardised railway, but additional developments are still required to achieve an economical, unified, interoperable and flexible railway.

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Infrabel is digitalising the Belgian railway network to secure the future of rail

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Luc Lallemand, CEO, Infrabel

Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure manager, is currently engaged in digitalising its railway network for the benefit of its customers, workforce, and all citizens. Exclusively for European Railway Review, CEO of Infrabel Luc Lallemand considers the challenges, advantages and milestones of this ground-breaking strategic transformation.

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Making ProRail more sustainable

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Karen te Boome, Manager of Environment and Sustainability at ProRail

ProRail – the Dutch railway network operator – is passionate about sustainability. But a completely sustainable railway doesn’t just materialise overnight. Small incremental steps are being taken every day with significant progress being made in several key areas. In this article for European Railway Review, Karen te Boome, Manager of Environment and Sustainability at ProRail, highlights the strides that have been taken within the Netherlands’ rail network and its carriers toward its ultimate goal of carbon neutrality.

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Lessons of liberalisation: How do Britain’s railways really compare with others in Europe?

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), shares the realities of the UK’s railway performance – and it’s better than you’d think. In Europe the narrative of liberalisation of the railways is often that it increases costs and reduces levels of performance. However, this narrative is not reflected in the […]

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Bringing high-speed rail to America

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Andy Kunz, President and CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR)

Amidst America’s transportation problems, high-speed rail is finally under construction in Califor nia with other projects around the country advancing through study and planning stages. President and CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR), Andy Kunz , explains to European Railway Review that this progress could signal a shift from America’s car culture to rail.

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Building London’s new east-to-west railway sustainably

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Rob Paris, Head of Sustainability and Consents at Crossrail

Crossrail’s Sustainability Strategy, published shortly after construction began in 2009, cemented the project’s aspiration to be much more than a railway. As a publicly-funded infrastructure project – the largest in Europe – Crossrail had the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the UK’s sustainability objectives by promoting sustainable transport choices and a sustainable pattern of growth in London and the South East. For European Railway Review, Rob Paris, Head of Sustainability and Consents at Crossrail provides further details on the project’s sustainability vision and achievements so far.

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After 10 years, IRIS enters a new phase

Issue 2 2017 / 19 March 2017 / Angela de Heymer, Senior Manager, IRIS

Ten years since the IRIS Certification™ was established, it is now a well-known business management system in the rail sector that enables any railway component supplier to meet globally recognised levels of quality for its railway products. IRIS Senior Manager, Angela de Heymer , outlines the latest developments of the standard that has issued more than 1,500 certificates across five continents.

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