Digitalisation

Substantial challenges for 5G deployment on rails

5G is vital to foster further development and digital transformation of the rail sector. European rail manufacturers appreciate this communication technology in implementing new signalling solutions and Automatic Train Operation (ATO). However, railway undertakings and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Continuous integration to speed up ETCS development

To intensify the ETCS development, The Signalling Company from Belgium decided to apply continuous integration, a well-known practice in programming. This approach will be used in its newly launched testing campaign. It is dedicated to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

New online courses from RailTech Academy

The RailTech Academy is coming back with new online courses after the holiday break. Five lectures are scheduled for late August and the first half of September. This time the courses will be carried out...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Key risks for ERTMS deployment in Sweden

Sweden’s rail infrastructure manager Trafikverket was forced to prolong the deployment of ERTMS twice this year. First, this was done for the southern regions of the country and then for the Malmbanan line, which is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Blockchain in rolling stock maintenance

Russian Railways (RZD) has implemented a blockchain for rolling stock maintenance. More than 100 locomotive depots all over the country are examining the technology. This allows the company to reduce the human factor and to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Digital coupling reduces human exposure to risks

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has approved the European DAC (Digital Automatic Coupler) Delivery Programme proposed by its Executive Director on request of the railway undertakings. It will encompass all actors of the European rail sector....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Russian Railways revamps electronic train tickets

Russian Railways introduced a new design for electronic train tickets. It was developed according to the wishes of the passengers. The upgraded tickets are much more informative and personalised. They contain many pictograms that allow...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Finnish Railways unifies ticket sales

Finnish national railway operator VR Group has dramatically altered its ticket sales. The company’s distribution system has been unified for both long-distance and commuter trains. To this end, VR Group developed new digital services.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko