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Network Operations - Articles and news items

Using big data for railway operations and maintenance

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 14 June 2017 /

In their article, to be published next month in European Railway Review Issue 4 2017, Professors Diego Galar, Uday Kumar and Ramin Karim from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, elucidate the possibilities of big data in the railway industry and anticipate its positive effects on operations and maintenance (O&M) from a systems perspective.

Brochure: Dynamic timetabling for rail infrastructure owners

Whitepapers, Z Homepage promo / 24 October 2016 /

In this brochure, discover how dynamic timetabling can help optimize network capacity and allows for better customer service…

Briefing: Taming passenger rail disruptions

Whitepapers, Z Homepage promo / 26 September 2016 /

In this briefing, discover the four insights to taming passenger rail disruption…

CMA report calls for greater competition between rail operators

Rail industry news / 8 March 2016 /

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a report outlining how greater completion between rail operators could benefit passengers on intercity routes.

Rail satisfaction survey reveals a third of commuters experienced delays on last journey

Rail industry news / 18 February 2016 /

A recent rail satisfaction survey conducted by Which? reveals one in three commuters were delayed on their most recent train journey.

Over half of London rail passengers in favour of devolution to TfL

Rail industry news / 16 October 2015 /

The London Assembly Transport Committee has announced findings of its report on devolution of rail services.

RailNetEurope – gateway to European rail infrastructure

Issue 3 2013 / 23 May 2013 /

Revitalising the railways of Europe has been on the agenda of both the railway industry and the European institutions for a number of years. Since 1991, the European Commission has issued a number of directives and regulations as part of the four ‘railway packages’ and the TEN-T initiative (Trans-European Transport Networks),all of which aim, directly or indirectly, to integrate the European railway area into a competitive single market. Since 2004, RailNetEurope, an industry initiative, has acted as the gateway to European rail infrastructure.

Introducing our new-look Editorial Board!

Issue 1 2013 / 20 February 2013 /

European Railway Review is committed to keeping our readers informed of current and future rail transport developments throughout Europe. We achieve this via our mix of project and investment coverage, regional and country profiles, technical features and industry news. To help with the continuing success of European Railway Review, we are pleased to reveal our new-look Editorial Board, welcoming some familiar industry faces and respected experts. Our Editorial Board Members have been selected to represent our core subject areas and we plan to regularly utilise their knowledge and expertise within the publication.

Libor Lochman Executive Director, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)

Commenting on joining the publication’s editorial panel, Libor said: “European Railway Review is a well-established technical journal which consistently reports on news about the European rail sector. I am pleased to be part of the Editorial Board and I am looking forward to regularly sharing my expertise with key decision makers from the European railway world.”

Libor took up the post of Executive Director of the CER on 1 January 2012. He graduated from the Transport University in Zilina and has a doctorate in electronics from the West-Bohemian University Plzen. Libor has a strong background in control-command and signalling systems. Prior to his role as CER Deputy Executive Director and Leader of Technical Affairs (2007-2011), Libor acted as Director of the Railway Test Centre, a facility for testing European rolling stock, infrastructure and signalling components, in Prague (2000-2005).

Robin Gisby Managing Director, Network Operations, Network Rail

“There is much we can learn, and have already learned, from other infrastructure operators across Europe,” says Robin on confirming his place on the panel. “Sharing experience and expertise is absolutely crucial, which is why I’m delighted to join the Editorial Board of European Railway Review.”

Robin took up the new position of Managing Director, Network Operations in June 2011. Until this appointment, Robin was Director, Operations and Customer Services from May 2004 and was appointed to the Board of Network Rail in October 2008. This followed many successful years in the company, including in its previous incarnation as Railtrack, where he held a variety of roles including Regional Director. Before joining Railtrack, Robin had engineering and operational roles in both the UK and overseas, mainly with GKN plc.

“Britain’s railways are booming, with more and more people and businesses choosing rail each year,” says Robin. “As numbers continue to grow, the challenge to deliver a safe and reliable railway for passenger and freight operators on one of the busiest mixed-use rail networks in Europe grows too. From an operational perspective, these are fascinating times. Our railway is among the oldest in the world, but today we move more trains than ever before on a network half the size that it was 50 years ago. The challenges of growth and the need to demon – strate value for money mean we are more focused than ever before on new technology and new ways of working which allow us to get the most out of Britain’s rail infrastructure.”

Alex Hynes Managing Director – Rail Development, Go-Ahead

On joining the editorial panel, Alex explains: “It’s important that we learn from the experience of other European countries as we seek to sustain customer satisfaction and cost reduction in a changing UK rail market. In particular, drawing from continental experience of providing services to regional authorities will be invaluable as the devolution agenda takes off in the UK. I look forward to contributing to and sharing in the discussion on these and other issues through my membership on European Railway Review’s Editorial Board.”