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    Keeping trains moving in extreme cold conditions

    12 May 2020 | By

    In recent years, two polar vortex systems have battered the United States’ Midwest region, with temperatures falling to -30?C in Chicago and -37?C in North Dakota – colder than parts of Antarctica. But, despite these severe weather environments, Norfolk Southern Railway Company managed to keep trains moving thanks to detailed…

    Tackling the unpredictability of winter weather

    11 May 2020 | By

    In Finland, winter is the longest season and can last several months. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for maintaining and developing the country’s railway network, whatever the weather, and in an interview with Global Railway Review, FTIA’s Railway Director, Markku Nummelin, explains the new solutions currently being…

    The importance of migration from GSM-R to FRMCS

    7 May 2020 | By

    The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), is expected to be rolled out in?the coming years. Here, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM (the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association) shares EIM’s proposals for a successful migration to the…

    Powering up FRMCS in Austria with ?BB-Infrastruktur AG

    6 May 2020 | By

    Martin Taranetz, Project Manager for Telecommunication Technology at ?BB-Infrastruktur AG, explains how the Austrian rail infrastructure manager is investigating various scenarios to migrate from GSM-R networks to new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standards.

    FRMCS: More than just a successive replacement for GSM-R

    5 May 2020 | By ,

    As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…

    How Indian Railways can use COVID-19 as an opportunity to develop

    21 April 2020 | By

    Shilpi Bishnoi, Director, Traffic Commercial (Rates) at India’s Ministry of Railways, believes Indian Railways should use the current crisis as an opportunity to create a new business model by overhauling its passenger and freight segments, and that there are three areas the railway company should focus on now in order…

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