Digitalisation

ÖBB train, source: Wikipedia

ÖBB invests 17.5 billion euros in railway masterplan

ÖBB, the Austrian railway company, will invest almost three billion euros annually in the railway network. The vision for the design is to prioritize four different points: combating climate change, strengthening Metropolitan regions and rural...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro
Indian Railways

Indian Railways embrace European signalling system

Although the name European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) suggests otherwise, the rollout of the new train protection system is not limited to Europe. All over the world railways are working on variations with ERTMS...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Improving safety at level crossings via mobile app

Mobile applications have already become popular among railway operators. They could also be useful for infrastructure managers. Infrastruktura železnice Srbije, the state-owned entity that owns and maintains railway network in Serbia, developed an app dedicated...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB FastLane catering service, source: SBB

Railways digitise catering services

Railway undertakings are paying more and more attention to self-service digital services. Tickets purchased via mobile apps or online shops have already become the rule for passengers. As a further step, the operators are developing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Network Rail shifts to paperless processes

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail intends to transform its operational processes in 2021. Most of the planning, risk assessment issues and management reports will become paperless. To this end, the public body will implement a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Digital twin for locomotive diesel engines

Sinara Group, a major engineering holding in Russia, completed the validation tests of a digital twin of the 6DM-185T locomotive diesel engine. It is the first stage of the virtual trials of the technology. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Germany accelerates digitalisation of railways

Railway lines in Germany will be equipped with digital interlocking technology by 2035, five years ahead of the original schedule. The country’s government will allocate 500 million euros to speed up the programme. In addition,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Unmanned passenger train on tracks in Moscow

The first automated passenger train was rolled out on the Moscow Central Circle, a railway line that encompasses the city. Russian Railways (RZD) plans to perform a series of tests with obstacles. It is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko