Archive for category: Digital Railway

SNCF launches driverless train programme

Photo: olrat.SNCF has set itself the target of introducing driverless passenger trains onto the French rail network by 2023.
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Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop ‘intelligent freight trains’. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the sector, making it safer and more efficient. An area of focus is to automate the […]
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What next for bi-mode trains?

Photo: Hitachi.Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains
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ERTMS deadline at risk because of “patchwork” deployment

Plans to rollout ERTMS across Europe by 2030 are in doubt because of a reluctance to invest in new signalling technologies, according to a special report by the European Court of Auditors.
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ERTMS Level 3 – A possible way forward

The global debate on the merits and problems associated with ERTMS continues unabated. Good progress has been made in recent times with the signing in Autumn 2016 of the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the co-operation for the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System. This will ensure the regulatory and design authorities work together […]
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The Digital Railway – A supplier’s view

The Digital Railway project continues to generate interest from many quarters. The latest position from Network Rail was explained in issue 147 (January 2017) following an interview with David Waboso, the project’s managing director. Just how does this fit in with the suppliers’ perception of what needs to happen and, more importantly, what can the […]
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The Digital Railway – A supplier’s view

The Digital Railway project continues to generate interest from many quarters. The latest position from Network Rail was explained in issue 147 (January 2017) following an interview with David Waboso, the project’s managing director. Just how does this fit in with the suppliers’ perception of what needs to happen and, more importantly, what can the […]
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UK signalling – A 2017 update

It is nearly four years since Rail Engineer reviewed the state of signalling within Network Rail and much has changed in the intervening period. The organisation is now different and a more pragmatic view is being taken on the deployment of new technology. A recent discussion with Kevin Robertshaw (programme director for signalling projects) explored […]
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Autumn statement – what’s in it for rail?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, presented his Autumn Statement to Parliament on November 23. The former Secretary of State for Transport (May 2010 – October 2011) spoke of forecasts for growth (2.1 per cent in 2016, reducing to 1.4 per cent in 2017), of growing employment (2.7 million new jobs since 2010) and […]
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Digital signalling testing for new GWR train

One of the new Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains has started testing its digital signalling system on Network Rail’s infrastructure. Train 800 002, a five-car bi-modal (diesel and electric) IEP train destined for the Great Western Railway, has arrived at Network Rail’s ERTMS National Integration Facility (ENIF) at Hitchin. Hitachi’s ETCS Baseline 2 digital signalling […]
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DB and Siemens to pilot digital predictive maintenance

Siemens is to pilot a new digital predictive maintenance system with Deutsche Bahn’s (DB) fleet of Series 407 ICE 3 high-speed trains. Siemens, which manufactured the Velaro D trains operated by DB, will analyse the data gathered by the trains and directly recommend any required maintenance to DB’s engineers. Siemens will analyse the data at […]
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