Could autonomous technology and sat-nav systems help to reduce accidents at level crossings?
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With Mumbai’s suburban rail network expecting to see a sharp fall in ridership post-COVID-19, will locals choose to commute around the city by walking and cycling instead? Srishti Gupta from the Mumbai Division of Indian Railways’ Central Railway, and Vignesh Prasanna, Co-Founder of The Bridge Project, explore further.
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In an interview for Global Railway Review, Managing Director, Edward Davies from Viper Innovations, explains how their cloud-hosted CableGuardian solution will help rail infrastructure managers revolutionise their trackside cable monitoring and fault-finding activities, and how the UK’s Network Rail has given the solution their internationally recognised product approval.
With major plans for rail development in the UK, such as HS2, it’s crucial that skilled talent is attracted and trained quickly; latest figures estimate that 50,000 more professionals are needed in rail. Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel and Head of Public Policy at The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo)…
Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
Anne Zwiers was appointed as Director of Level Crossings at ProRail in the summer of?2019; a new position aimed at infusing speed and focus into ProRail’s level crossing policy and working method. In an interview for Global Railway Review , Anne reveals the measures ProRail are taking to reduce the…
Alain Autruffe, Level Crossing Programme Director at SNCF Réseau, writes about the importance for both the road transport industry and the railway industry in France to?work together in educating the public about the dangers at level crossings.
In 2019 – with the support of the Belgian government, the railway police and the security service of operator NMBS/SNCB – Infrabel launched ‘Railspect’, a national action plan to tackle dangerous behaviour on and around rail tracks. Bram De Saedeleer, Head of Safety and Punctuality Communications and Campaigns for Infrabel,…
As trespassing and other illegal activity continues to impact daily services, Metro Trains Melbourne tells Global Railway Review about the range of measures and efforts that have been implemented across its network to deter criminals and limit delays.
In complex rail passenger and freight transport networks, operators have several different communication needs. Due to their robustness and reliability, mission-critical solutions can provide a great alternative to solve these communication challenges.
In the next instalment of our TOCs Management Series, Mark Hopwood, Interim Managing Director of South Western Railway (SWR), explains how the operator is on a journey of evolution that includes addressing train performance, focusing on sustainability strategies, deploying cutting-edge technology and adopting an open and honest approach with both…
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Alexandre Savard, Director – Business Development, Rail & Integrated Mobility at GIRO, explains how integrated resource planning and management can improve rail service adaptability, responsiveness and efficiency.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Aaron Allsbrook, CTO and Founder of IoT and Edge software company, ClearBlade, explains that the rail freight industry has the desire to adopt new innovations, but there are still challenges to overcome to unlock the true value of those smart technologies.
Pablo Martorelli, President of the Argentine Institute of Railways (IAF), discusses the difficulties that Argentina’s railway industry has faced in the past, but explains that a focused 30-point recovery programme is key to rebuilding the railway over the coming years.