Passenger counting and facial recognition technology is being tested in South Africa in a bid to combat rising vandalism and theft to the country’s rail assets. Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch give more details about the project, which is soon to enter live field trials.
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Julien Giraud, Business Manager from Lapinus (a part of the ROCKWOOL Group) explains how to deal with ground-borne vibrations caused by trains and how resilient mats of stone wool work best to mitigate the noise and vibrations in a sustainable way.
Following recent projects and research into autonomous technology for trains in Russia, Technical Head of Development for Autonomous Trains at Russian Railways, Pavel Popov, explores how feasible an ATO future will be for shunting locomotives and commuter trains.
For our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Warrick Dent, Safety and Operations Director at London North Eastern Railway (LNER), writes that the operator is taking several steps to minimise their impact on the environment, including the introduction of their new bi-mode Azuma fleet and reducing waste on-board trains and at…
Ever wondered what 5G will do for technologically advanced transportation systems? Here, Tech-Industry writer, Kenny Trinh, explores the positive impacts of 5G in rail operations.
Can mainline and rail freight operations take advantage of the opportunities offered by Automatic Train Operation (ATO)? Rob Goverde, Professor of Railway Traffic Management & Operations and Director of the Digital Rail Traffic Lab at Delft University of Technology, explores.
For our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Jeremy Long, Chief Executive Officer - European Business of MTR Corporation, discusses increased passenger awareness of sustainable travel and how this culture shift is resulting in more people choosing to travel by rail, compared to other modes of transportation.
Gerard Francis, CEO of WillowRail, discusses the driving forces behind the digital enablement of rail and how the company strives to empower rail operators, managers, engineers and maintenance staff to make accurate, timely, and contextual decisions to improve the performance and reliability of their rail networks.
CloudMoyo’s Hannah Pickering and Saurabh Kelkar pick out four factors that are making the case for data analytics in a railroad’s safety journey.
Karl King and Lloyd Tobin of Frazer-Nash Consultancy outline how an in-depth multi-layered approach will be needed to deliver security to automatic train operation on mainline railways.
Italy’s largest transport company, the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, is taking a sustainable approach both in its strategies and in its daily activities, with rail transport playing a key role in achieving wider company objectives. Lorenzo Radice, Head of Sustainability and Valerio Birindelli, Sustainability Expert, explain more.
Dana Logue, Railroad Product Manager from ThermOmegaTech, discusses how their products and solutions can help rolling stock operators overcome a variety of challenges that they face, especially during harsh winter weather.
For our ‘Improving Rail’s Environmental Impact’ series, Joe O’Donnell, Head of Policy at the Rail Freight Group (RFG) explores the role of rail freight in achieving the UK’s decarbonisation aims and whether it’s full potential can ever truly be taken advantage of.
The long-term deployment plan for ETCS (the European Train Control System) is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including traffic management, automatic train operation (ATO), telecoms and a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) to support drivers with the delivery of?operational performance and energy efficiency.
Ian Maxwell, Head of Train Control Systems at the UK’s Office of Rail and Road (ORR), provides an insight into the differences between external and internal cyber incidents, and how Britain’s rail industry must adapt in order to protect itself from both.