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digital issue #1 2017

Issue #1 2017 – Digital version

Author(s): European Railway Review

Read the free-to-view digital version of the latest issue of European Railway Review magazine…

High-Speed Rail in-depth focus 2017

Author(s): European Railway Review

In this supplement: maintaining momentum for high-speed rail; the state of play and vision for European development; Poland’s modern Express Intercity Premium Trains; and a roundtable with industry experts…

Digitalisation passenger benefits supplement digital issue 2017

Digitalisation (Passenger Benefits) in-depth focus 2017

Author(s): European Railway Review

In this supplement: digitalisation for the rail passenger; customer insight steers digital development; Heathrow Express; and transforming over a billion railway journeys…

Driving forward to the railway system of tomorrow...

Driving forward to the railway system of tomorrow…

Author(s): Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe, UIC (the International Union of Railways)

Welcoming anything new is always an exciting and often eagerly anticipated event. The arrival of this new year should be the same, but just what can we expect and how should the railway sector rise to the challenge?

Rail developments in Egypt and links with Northern Africa region

Rail developments in Egypt and links with Northern Africa region

Author(s): Prof. Dr. Khaled Abbas, Former Dean of Egypt National Institute of Transport and Expert at PTA-RTA (Dubai)

In this article for European Railway ReviewProf. Dr. Khaled Abbas, Former Dean of Egypt National Institute of Transport and Expert at PTA-RTA (Dubai), focuses on the mainline railway developments in Egypt and how this is linked to the Northern Africa region. He describes the latest mainline railway projects in Egypt and explores the future for railway transportation in Egypt, whilst highlighting the importance of international corridors, including the Northern Africa link.

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Realising railway ambitions

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Audoux , Director General of the French Railway Industry Association (FIF),

Today the French railway manufacturing industry has to contend with two major challenges: sustaining a high level of activity in the rolling stock manufacturing sector and modernising the national rail infrastructure network. Jean-Pierre Audoux , Director General of the French Railway Industry Association (FIF), takes a look at the current situation and what lies ahead.

More capacity, higher performance, better information

More capacity, higher performance, better information

Author(s): Eduardo Borges Pires, Director of Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Mobility and Clients Department

The aim of Regulation (EU) No. 913/2010 of 22 September 2010 is to improve the efficiency of rail freight transportation relative to other modes of transport through the creation of nine European rail freight corridors. Here Eduardo Borges Pires, Director of Infraestruturas de Portugal’s Mobility and Clients Department, provides an overview of the current status of the Atlantic Corridor that connects Portugal, Spain, France and Germany.

An introduction to validation challenges

An introduction to validation challenges

Author(s): Salvatore Vetruccio, Assessor – CCS On-Board Department at Italcertifer

Testing and validating an on-board ‘European Vital Computer’ (EVC) requires a specific test-environment with the ability to simulate all the stimulus, signalling and interfaces with which an EVC can exchange information. The European Union Agency for Railways has listed and publicly disseminated the performance requirements and guidelines to be utilised when developing such a facility. This article from Salvatore Vetruccio, Assessor – CCS On-Board Department at Italcertifer outlines the company’s efforts in developing such a system and the process that led to its success.

ÖBB Railjet – technology that moves

ÖBB Railjet – technology that moves

Author(s): Kurt Bauer, ÖBB’s Head of High-Speed and Long-Distance Services

Railjet is the most modern high-speed train in ÖBB’s fleet and connects the whole of Austria with Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic (and from 2018 with Italy as well) at up to 230km/h on a regular schedule. Here ÖBB’s Head of High-Speed and Long-Distance Services, Kurt Bauer, explains that passengers travel at the highest levels of comfort and can also take advantage of a new and improved Wi-Fi system including service and infotainment offerings on all Railjets equipped with Railnet.

Poland’s modern Express InterCity Premium trains

Poland’s modern Express InterCity Premium trains

Author(s): Marek Chraniuk, President of the Board at PKP InterCity

PKP InterCity has invested in purchasing 20 modern high-speed Pendolino trains to improve passenger services. For European Railway Review, Marek Chraniuk, President of the Board at PKP InterCity, gives a technical overview of the new fleet as well as their on-board features specifically designed to provide passengers with a premium level of travelling comfort.

SBB – on track towards energy efficiency

SBB – on track towards energy efficiency

Author(s): Oliver Johner, Head of SBB’s Energy Saving Programme

Travelling by train uses four times less energy than driving a car and utilises 90% hydropower too. Swiss Federal Railways AG (SBB) already makes a major contribution to sustainable mobility – and will continue to do so in the future. However, it also remains the largest consumer of electricity in Switzerland and, due to the ongoing expansion of services, still more traction power will ultimately be needed. This article, from Oliver Johner, Head of SBB’s Energy Saving Programme, addresses the ambitious plans of the Swiss rail company to achieve greater energy efficiency.

Faster, longer, greener trains for passengers in Scotland

Faster, longer, greener trains for passengers in Scotland

Author(s): Phil Verster, Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance & Karen Boswell OBE, Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe

With passenger numbers continuing to grow rapidly across Scotland, a fleet of new trains is needed to meet demand. For European Railway Review, Phil Verster (Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance) and Karen Boswell OBE (Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe) provide further details of a joint vision to transform rail in Scotland which includes a contract to deliver a fleet of new Class 385s.

Deal insight: overcoming competition hurdles in rail franchise awards

Deal insight: overcoming competition hurdles in rail franchise awards

Author(s): Jeremy Robinson (Partner) and Vineet Budhiraja (Associate) at international law firm Watson Farley & Williams

The UK’s Railways Act contains an obscure passage with deal-critical implications. If you enter a rail franchise agreement, you may need to first overcome competition law hurdles, the most immediate being: do you need clearance under merger control rules before you can proceed? This question stems from section 66(3) of the Railways Act 1993: by entering into a rail franchise agreement, a franchisee acquires control of a business, which could amount to a “relevant merger situation” in UK law, or a “concentration” in EU law. Which rules you follow (at least for as long as the UK remains in the EU) depends on the turnover of the bidder and the target franchise. If you are bidding for a rail franchise, how do you address this issue when responding to an Invitation To Tender (ITT)? Jeremy Robinson (Partner) and Vineet Budhiraja (Associate) at international law firm Watson Farley &Williams explore.

Investigation of baseplate pad life on the London Underground Jubilee Line Extension

Investigation of baseplate pad life on the London Underground Jubilee Line Extension

Author(s): Jonathan Bray, Senior TrackEngineer at Amey and Stefan Vonbun, Product Manager & Lukas Mayer, Area Sales, Getzner Werkstoffe Manager

Following the inauguration of the Jubilee line in the later part of the 20th century, its subsequent extension by means of the Jubilee Line Extension in 1999 warranted stringent measures against structural vibration. London Underground enlisted the assistance of Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH for a suitable solution for its baseplate pads. Having been in constant operation for almost 20 years it was time for a health check; Jonathan Bray, Senior Track Engineer at Amey plus Getzner Werkstoffe’s Stefan Vonbun, Product Manager and Lukas Mayer, Area Sales Manager, provide a brief overview of the results in this article.

Current methods and innovations – a UK focus

Current methods and innovations – a UK focus

Author(s): Brian Counter, Technical Director of the Permanent Way Institution (PWI)

In this article for European Railway Review, Brian Counter, Technical Director of the Permanent Way Institution (PWI), reviews current methods and innovations in the UK rail industry’s track maintenance machinery sector.

Past Issues

Supplements

Supplements & Special Editions

 

High-Speed Rail in-depth focus 2017

31 January 2017

In this supplement: maintaining momentum for high-speed rail; the state of play and vision for European development; Poland’s modern Express Intercity Premium Trains; and a roundtable with industry experts…

Digitalisation (Passenger Benefits) in-depth focus 2017

31 January 2017

In this supplement: digitalisation for the rail passenger; customer insight steers digital development; Heathrow Express; and transforming over a billion railway journeys…

Winter Operations supplement 2016

23 November 2016

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…

Noise & Vibrations supplement 2016

23 November 2016

In this Noise & Vibrations supplement Marcin Wójcik discusses why rail noise needs to be addressed, Maria Price and Markus Vaerst assess retrofitting rail freight wagons, and Adrian Egger and Markus Heim cover quality control measurements after 30 years of operation…

InnoTrans 2016: Show preview

6 September 2016

With InnoTrans 2016 fast approaching we present our show preview with a look at what to expect from the 11th edition of this popular biennial trade fair, plus industry experts tell us what they are looking forward to most about this year’s event…

High-Speed Rail Developments supplement 2016

6 September 2016

In this High-Speed Rail Developments Supplement, Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer & Technical Director of HS2 provides an update of the project; Turkish high-speed expansion is covered by İsa Apaydın, Director General of TCDD; and Ailie MacAdam, Director of HSRIL addresses skills challenges within the industry…

Wheelset Design & Development Supplement 2016

6 September 2016

Key ERWA members discuss the future of wheelset design to improve rolling stock performance; Willie Miller from ScotRail highlights the importance of wheel lathes to ensure the maximum life of a wheelset; and ECUC project coordinator covers development of eddy-current brakes…

Level Crossing Safety supplement 2016

25 July 2016

In our latest Level Crossing Safety Supplement, Estonian Railways and the Finnish Transport Agency share their safety plans and progress, plus CER’s Libor Lochman highlights the need for public authorities, road organisations and users to play their part in contributing to level crossing safety…

Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement 2016

25 July 2016

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Luc Lallemand shares Infrabel’s recent ETCS milestones, SŽ’s José Urbanc explores Slovenia’s signalling developments, and Frans Heijnen provides an overview of the EULYNX project…

RTPI & Ticketing supplement 2016

25 May 2016

In our latest free-to-view RTPI & Ticketing supplement, Briony Krikorian (UK Cards Association), Dave Walker (GTR) and Stefanos Gogos (UNIFE) explore the future of contactless ticketing for the rail industry and transforming real-time passenger information with a look at the IT2Rail project…

Rolling Stock Developments supplement 2016

25 May 2016

In our latest free-to-view Rolling Stock Developments supplement, Joachim Winter from the German Aerospace Center explains the AeroLiner3000 concept, plus there’s a look at industry rolling stock tenders and orders…

Bogie Design & Developments supplement 2016

23 March 2016

In our latest free-to-view Bogie Design & Developments Supplement, Volker Brundisch, Product Manager Mechatronics from Bombardier Transportation assesses axle bearings and condition monitoring for railway vehicles, plus Pedro Fortea, Director of MAFEX explains how the Spanish bogies and wheelsets market contributes to the rail industry…

Track Systems supplement 2016

23 March 2016

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems & Infrastructure Supplement, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM discusses how to encourage innovative infrastructure maintenance and Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER shares a vision for the future of rail infrastructure..

Rail Safety & Security supplement

4 February 2016

We take a look at concerns with metal theft for the rail industry, what RSSB is proactively doing to improve safety on the UK’s railways, and Chris Carr from ERA reflects on rail safety performance data for 2014 at a European level, plus he examines how the industry should work together to address future challenges and create an encouraging safety culture…

Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

4 February 2016

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER and Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM, promote better ERTMS development and deployment, plus there’s an event preview of the UIC ERTMS World Conference…

Winter Operations supplement

9 December 2015

In our latest free-to-view Winter Operations Supplement, Trafikverket and London Overground share their winter preparation activities, and Jane Dobson from the Rail Safety & Standards Board discusses how winter plans can be improved in GB…

Noise & Vibrations supplement

9 December 2015

In our latest free-to-view Noise & Vibrations Supplement, Roll2Rail colleagues Adam Mirza and Eulalia Peris cover how the research project can lay the foundations for quieter railways, plus there’s a technical article about vibrational accelerated long life and shock tests on Eurotunnel’s pagoda structures…

Level Crossing Safety supplement

2 October 2015

In our latest free-to-view Level Crossing Safety Supplement, the topic of tackling misuse is covered by Infrabel and Irish Rail, and the British Transport Police highlight their efforts to make level crossings even safer…

Rolling Stock Developments Supplement

2 October 2015

Bombardier presents their Wheel/Rail-Interface Study, Trenitalia’s Technical Director Marco Caposciutti showcases the Frecciarossa 1000, plus there’s an update on the Roll2Rail project and a look at a double-deck train concept for rapid inter-regional transporation…

Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement

6 August 2015

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, Johnny Restrup-Sørensen from Femern A/S takes a look at what signalling system is right for the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link, Michel Ruesen celebrates 20 years of the EEIG ERTMS Users Group, and Chris Carson from Virgin Trains East Coast takes a look at good-practice sharing…

Sustainable Rail Developments supplement

4 August 2015

In this free-to-view online-only supplement, Chief Procurement Officers from DB, SNCF and NS discuss the Railsponsible initiative, the MERLIN project gets assessed, and the Eress leaders take a look at what’s next for Erex…

High-Speed Rail supplement

4 June 2015

In our latest free-to-view High-Speed Rail Supplement, Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer for HS2 Ltd gives a project update as the hopeful start of construction date draws closer, plus Christian Schang from SNCF Réseau looks at the challenges to come for French high-speed line developments and network modernisation…

Track Systems supplement

7 April 2015

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems Supplement, Chris Eady from the Institute of Rail Welding explains the topic of broken rails and rolling contact fatigue, plus experts from Graz University cover the challenges in railway asset management in order to implement a preventive, condition-based maintenance and renewal strategy…

Bogies / Wheelsets supplement

7 April 2015

In our latest free-to-view Bogies / Wheelsets Supplement, we have articles from Bombardier to give an update on the latest developments at their Bogies Technical Centre, plus experts from Loughborough University (UK) explain mechatronic bogies and their benefits and risks…

Railway Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

13 February 2015

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, industry experts take a look at supporting the sector and preparing for the future, plus details about current ERTMS/ETCS operation on the RFI network…

Rail Safety & Security supplement

13 February 2015

In our latest Safety & Security Supplement, Martyn Guiver, Head of Crime Management at Northern Rail provides details about how the UK operator approached increasing its CCTV network and operations, plus we look at the SECRET project at how to assess the risks and consequences of EM attacks on rail infrastructure…

Rail Winter Operations supplement

3 December 2014

In our latest free-to-view Rail Winter Operations Supplement, industry experts take a look at the work needed for infrastructure and rolling stock in Norway and Finland to keep operations open during harsh winter months, and what tests do trains and tracks go through in a climatic wind tunnel?

InnoTrans 2014 – Show Preview

18 September 2014

European Railway Review brings you our comprehensive guide to InnoTrans 2014 – including a show preview, guide to exhibitors, industry news, plus a look at some of the products and solutions on show…

High-Speed Rail supplement

18 September 2014

In our latest free-to-view High-Speed Supplement, Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the CER discusses what’s next for this area in Europe, Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director for HS2 covers what’s important for high-speed rail passengers, Alexander Misharin, VP at Russian Railways discusses developments, plus members of ADIF’s high-speed maintenance section provide details of high-speed track maintenance…

Level Crossing Safety supplement

6 August 2014

In our latest free-to-view Level Crossing Safety Supplement, we invite experts from Bulgaria, Portugal and Ireland to showcase how their country is actively working to reduce the number of fatalities at level crossings…

Rolling Stock Developments supplement

6 August 2014

In our latest free-to-view Rolling Stock Developments Supplement, we take a look at the next generation of trains for the UK’s Intercity Express Programme; Crister Fritzson from SJ explains the importance of Sweden’s rolling stock for future competitiveness; and we look at how Arriva UK Trains is building on performance with Driver Advisory Systems. ..

Signalling & Telecommunications supplement

5 June 2014

In our latest free-to-view Signalling & Telecommunications Supplement, read about the state of ETCS across Europe plus an openETCS@ITEA2 project update…

Track Systems supplement 2014

5 June 2014

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems Supplement, read articles about the CAPACITY4RAIL project, track maintenance facilities in Portugal, plus switches and crossings research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology…

Bogies / Wheelsets supplement 2014

11 April 2014

In our latest free-to-view Bogies/Wheelsets supplement, read articles from Eddie Searancke from Bombardier about the FLEXX Eco Bogie; CETEST’s developments into testing instrumented wheelsets; and the latest progress into UNIFE’s EURXALES project…

Rail Sustainability supplement 2014

4 April 2014

In this exclusive online only Sustainability supplement, Alex Veitch from the Rail Delivery Group writes about the progress and challenges of rail sustainability in the UK; Libor Lochman from the CER assesses how rail transport matters to sustainability goals; Sharon Vye-Parminter highlights the important South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance; and João Morais Sarmento from REFER discusses sustainable experience for environmental management…

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2014

13 February 2014

Read an exclusive interview with Karel Vinck – the European Commission’s European Coordinator for ERTMS, an article about Norway’s ERTMS plans from Jernbaneverket’s Project Manager Eivind Skorstad, plus an article about recent GSM-R achievements and its evolution from Dan Mandoc at the UIC…

Safety & Security supplement 2014

13 February 2014

Libor Lochman, Executive Director at the CER provides an article about how the industry should work together to combat metal theft, Jacques Colliard from the UIC covers ways that railways can safeguard their infrastructures and Christian Schang from SNCF details safety management operations for the French railway network…

Noise & Vibrations supplement 2013

5 December 2013

Reducing vibrations near railway lines – ways for finding effective measures
Industry cooperation needed for a less noisy railway
Speech intelligibility in trains

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

5 December 2013

Total renewal in Denmark is on time and on budget
The European rail industry’s commitment to ERTMS implementation
The signalling sector opens the door to the Spanish industry
Telecommunications: ringing in the new

High-Speed supplement

4 October 2013

The potential of high-speed rail: CER’s perspective
Thalys: a model of highspeed mobility
HS2: building a connected Britain
Putting into service the Albacete to Alicante high-speed section

Level Crossing Safety supplement

6 August 2013

Improving on improvements
Reducing fatalities – a high priority for Lithuanian Railways
Reducing fatalities – a worldwide issue (Isabelle Fonverne, Safety and Interoperability Projects Officer, UIC)

Rolling Stock Maintenance & Refurbishment supplement

6 August 2013

Transforming the Heathrow Express fleet (Daniel Smith, Head of Engineering, Heathrow Express)
Fully controlled fleet maintenance boosts performance levels
Fleet maintenance optimisation (Christian Daniel, Maintenance Organisation Director, SNCF)

Signalling & Telecoms supplement

27 May 2013

ETCS in operation on Spanish high-speed, commuter and three-rail lines (Ignacio Jorge Iglesias, Technical Coordination Director for High-Speed, Adif)
Comparison of Control Centres and Railway Operating Centres (Chris Carson, Head of Service Delivery, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd)

Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) supplement

27 May 2013

Infrabel: accurate and innovative travel information (Ann Billiau, Director-General for Rail Access, Infrabel)
Real-time Passenger Information – a fundamental requirement (Fiona Dolman, Director of Operational Services, Network Rail)
Social media: help us to get home (Guy Dangerfield, Rail Passenger Manager, Passenger Focus)

Track Systems supplement 2013 (free to view)

2 April 2013

Under Sleeper Pads in Track – the UIC project (Florian Auer, Past Project Manager for ‘USPs in Track’ / Rodolphe Potvin, Head of Track Laboratories, SNCF / Paul Godart, Deputy Director of Infrastructure at Infrabel and Chairman of the UIC Track Expert Group / Laurent Schmitt, Infrastructure Senior Advisor, UIC)
In-service track monitoring (Clive Roberts, Professor of Railway Systems at the University of Birmingham and Director for Railway Research, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education / Paul Weston, Research Fellow, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education)

Sustainability supplement 2013 (free to view)

1 April 2013

Fair competition for sustainable railways (Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Transport)
Towards greener and cleaner rail diesel vehicles (Judit Sandor, Sustainability and Environment Manager, UNIFE / Roberto Palacin, Senior Researcher and Head of the Rail Systems Group, NewRail / Henning Schwarz, Senior Consultant, Environment and Sustainability, Deutsche Bahn Environment Centre / Christian Kamburow, IZT (Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment) / Michael Meinert, Head of R&D Group Energy Storage Systems, Siemens AG, Infrastructure and Cities Sector)

Bogies & Wheelsets supplement 2013 (free to view)

1 April 2013

EURAXLES – paving the way to enhanced railway safety (Raimund Abele, Chairman of the EURAXLES Steering Committee / Léa Paties, Project Manager at UNIFE and EURAXLES Project Coordinator)
Bombardier drives innovation with creation of new Bogie Technical Center (Harro Effertz, Head of Contracts, Legal Affairs and Claim Management and BTC Project Lead, Bombardier Transportation)

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2013

25 February 2013

Crossrail’s signalling plans for best possible performance
What is in store for ERTMS in 2013? (Pio Guido Head of ERTMS Unit, European Railway Agency)
Railway telecommunications and traffic safety (José Pestana Neves, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Refer Telecom and Member of the UIC European Radio Implementation Group)

Signalling & Telecoms Supplement 2012 (free to view)

28 November 2012

Infrabel installing ETCS step-by-step on Belgian railway network (Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel)
Railway telecommunications and traffic safety (José Pestana Neves, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Refer Telecom and Member of the UIC European Radio Implementation Group (ERIG))

Noise Vibration Supplement 2012

28 November 2012

ACOUTRAIN: simplifying and improving the acoustic certification process of new rolling stock (Alice Polo, Senior Interoperability and Safety Manager, UNIFE and ACOUTRAIN Coordinator; Estelle Bongini, ACOUTRAIN Technical Leader and Ulf Orrenius, ACOUTRAIN Technical Leader)
Track21: reducing noise and vibration from ballasted track (David Thompson, Professor of Railway Noise and Vibration, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton)

Rolling Stock Design supplement 2012 (free to view)

26 September 2012

The Next Generation Train project (Joachim Winter, NGT Project Manager, Institute of Vehicle Concepts, German Aerospace Center (DLR))
Home delivery: a new paradigm in rolling stock testing (Igor Alonso-Portillo, Director for Strategy and Business Development, CETEST)
Wheelchair space design in rolling stock to improve occupant crash safety (Dr. Emmanuel Matsika, Research Associate, NewRail –Newcastle Centre for Railway Research)

Bogies / Wheelsets supplement 2012 (free to view)

30 July 2012

Testing the bogie (Igor Alonso-Portillo, Director for Strategy and Business Development, CETEST)
A status report on FLEXX Speed bogies for ZEFIRO 380 trains (Heiko Mannsbarth, Head of Product Management of the Business Unit Bogies and Steffen Vogt, Team Leader of the Vehicle Dynamics Department, Bombardier Transportation GmbH)

Level Crossing Safety supplement 2012 (free to view)

30 July 2012

Infrabel progressively increases safety at level crossings (Ann Billiau, Director-General, Rail Access, Infrabel)
Portugal raises the tempo of level crossing safety initiatives (Paulo Soares de Melo, Director of Level Crossings, REFER)
Level crossing misuse – not a traditional policing solution (Miles Flood, Chief Superintendent Territorial Policing, British Transport Police)

High Speed Rail supplement 2012 (free to view)

8 June 2012

This free to view High Speed Rail supplement is sponsored by Vossloh, Talgo and Walenberg Rail Assessment:
Russia’s future high-speed plans (Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways)
Fast forwarding to a high-speed future (Alistair Gordon, CEO, Keolis UK)
Show Preview: UIC HIGHSPEED 2012

Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2012 (free to view)

8 June 2012

This free to view Signalling & Telecommunications supplement is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent and WaveTrain Systems:
openETCS: Applying ‘Open Proofs’ to European Train Control (Klaus-Rüdiger Hase, Manager of ETCS On-Board Systems, DB Netz AG)
ERTMS: Global dimensions, global challenges (Emmanuel Brutin, Senior Public Affairs Manager, UNIFE)

Track Systems supplement (free to view)

13 April 2012

This free to view Track Systems supplement is sponsored by voestalpine and features:
Optimising the wheel/rail interface: reducing forces for the benefit of all! (Steve Yianni, Director of Engineering at Network Rail and European Railway Review Editorial Board Member)
RAILECT – development of an ultrasonic technique, sensors and systems for the volumetric examination of aluminothermic rail welds (George Kotsikos, RAILECT Project Manager of NewRail – the Centre for Railway Research at Newcastle University, Tamara Colombier, Senior Project Leader in the Non-Destructive Testing Technology Group at TWI and RAILECT Project Co-ordinator and Angélique Raude, Principal Project Leader in the Non-Destructive Testing Technology Group at TWI)
Show Preview: INFRARAIL 2012

Rolling Stock Maintenance & Refurbishment supplement (free to view)

13 April 2012

This free to view Rolling Stock Maintenance & Refurbishment supplement is sponsored by Vossloh and Mechan and features:
East Coast – where ‘Falcon’ meets ‘Eagle’ (Ian Duncan, Engineering Director, East Coast)
Combination for growth turns LNWR into leading UK train maintenance specialist (Mark Knowles, Managing Director, LNWR)

Sustainability supplement (free to view)

8 February 2012

Bridging the energy gap at Blackfriars (Paul Byrne, Senior Project Manager for Blackfriars, Network Rail)
Does high-speed rail contribute to a more sustainable transport system? (Ignacio Barrón de Angoiti, Director of the Passenger, High Speed and Stations Department and Coordinator of Latin America Region, UIC, and European Railway Review Editorial Board Member and Alexander Veitch, Head of Sustainable Development Unit, UIC)
Cooperative working to reduce carbon emissions on the GB mainline (Shamit Gaiger, Head of National Programmes, Industry Strategy, RSSB)

Signalling & Telecommunications supplement (free to view)

8 February 2012

Improved location of trains involved in safety critical scenarios (Davide Quatrini, Mauro Giaconi and Giuseppe Fazio, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’)
Eurotunnel is switching to digital and remains at the forefront of technology (Michel Boudoussier, Chief Operating Officer, Eurotunnel)

A history of electronic interlocking in Hungary (Péter Tóth, Signalling Expert, Hungarian State Railways, Telecom, Electrification and Signalling Technological Centre)

Noise & Vibrations supplement (free to view)

13 December 2011

High Speed Two: Application of good noise control design (Professor Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer, High Speed Two Ltd and European Railway Review Editorial Board Member)
Being a good neighbour – reducing vibrations near railway lines (Bernd Asmussen, RIVAS Project Coordinator, UIC and Enno Wiebe, Manager Research Programmes and Projects, UIC)

ERTMS supplement (free to view)

13 December 2011

Challenges across the borders with ERTMS (Justus Stern, Rolling Stock Division, Engineering & Projects, SJ AB)
Europe’s leading signalling experts raise opinions and debate – conference review of Rail Network Solutions 2011 (Craig Waters, Editor, European Railway Review)

High-Speed Supplement (free to view)

10 August 2011

Progress on High-Speed Two (Professor Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer, High Speed Two Limited)
ÖBB railjet: speed, comfort and design (Silvia Kaupa, Head of Long Distance Passenger Transport, ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG)

Level Crossing Supplement (free to view)

9 August 2011

Network Rail committed to reducing the risk at level crossings (Martin Gallagher, Head of Level Crossings, Network Rail)
Level crossings still biggest safety challenge in Norway (Liv Bjørnå, Safety Director, Jembaneverket)

 

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