Rail Freight Forward members and sector associations have welcomed an MoU for the development of European Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) for rail freight.
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The rail industry is harnessing innovative digital solutions that can benefit the railway sector. A world in which trains are never late and rail travel is cheaper, safer and more efficient is on the horizon thanks to radical innovation and technology that has marked the next stage of rail’s digital revolution.
What are the trends and challenges in rail digitalisation and how is the industry moving forward to embrace and adopt solutions?
As part of our A Digital Future for Rail Freight In-Depth Focus, Global?Railway Review asked this panel of experts: Do you think the rail freight sector has a positive attitude towards innovation to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of rail freight transportation?
Colleagues from the Technical Innovation Circle for Rail Freight Transport (TIS), Project Manager, Stefan Hagenlocher, and Spokesman, Jürgen Hüllen, explain the objectives of the TIS towards strengthening the rail freight transport sector by supporting the growth and development of innovative freight wagons and intelligent freight trains.
By installing the driver assistance system on its trains, DB Regio can cut consumption by up to 11.5 million litres of diesel per year.
Freight transport in Europe is expected to grow by 30 per cent by 2030 and, as part of the Rail Freight Forward initiative, Transfesa Logistics is committed to growing the portion of rail transport from the current 18 per?cent to 30 per cent, thereby saving 290 million tonnes of CO2.…
Innovate UK has selected Hexagon’s Geospatial division to conduct a research project that will result in faster and higher-precision mapping of railway infrastructure through the use of artificial intelligence.
As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is investing ￡36 million to transform Manchester’s railway signalling system and improve journeys for passengers and freight.
Darja Kocjan, Director of S?-Passenger Transport, and Peter Verli?, Director of the Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana and Chairman of the SEESARI Initiative, explains how the Slovenian Railways Passenger Transport company is a step further to becoming a modern digital service public transport provider by switching to the new…
Time - the world’s most precious commodity, and one we can’t create any more of. But just how precious is it? One way of thinking about it is in terms of opportunity cost — or what economists call 'the value of what you forgo by doing one thing and not…
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has submitted to the Federal Register a final rule allowing railroads to use ultrasonic inspection technology, augmented with global positioning system (GPS) technology, to employ continuous rail testing.
By introducing the new coupling method, Deutsche Bahn will be able to increase the capacity and quality of its freight traffic.
Riccardo Pasinetti, Commercial Director of Lucchini RS, explains how their Smartset innovative solution for condition-based maintenance of axles helps to significantly optimise maintenance costs and is a key solution in rail’s digital transformation.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
This In-Depth Focus explores several project developments and what long-term opportunities lie ahead for the rail industry, including: the importance of financing; what changes must take place to recover and move forward from the coronavirus pandemic; the continued approach to tackling climate change; and focusing on how improving passenger and…