Infrastructure

British Steel wants to supply rails to Ukraine

UK’s manufacturer of rail profiles British Steel is considering the possibility to export its products to Ukraine. The British-made rails could be applied for the construction of new railways in the eastern part of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Railway tracks close to Utrecht Centraal station, source: ProRail

Webinar: an introduction to Track Access Charges

As a result of the Fourth Railway Package, which aims to create a single European railway area, the European Commission changed regulations in 2012 concerning the railway user charges. An Implementing Regulation (EU 2015/909) formulated...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Solar panels at Dammen railway station in Norway, source: Bane NOR

First solar-powered train station in Norway

Norwegian rail infrastructure manager Bane NOR plans to make the first train station in the country solar-powered. It will install 4,500 square metres of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Drammen railway station. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Signalling and ERTMS: what is inside?

The second course of the RailTech Academy was dedicated to a very important topic for the rail industry such as signalling and ERTMS. Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting, has provided detailed explanations...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Fugro engineers inspect Cairo monorail project

Fugro investigates Cairo monorail project

Fugro has concluded the second contract for the large-scale urban project in Egypt. The Dutch technology company will provide a geophysical and geotechnical investigation of the planned second line of the Cairo monorail project. After...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Serbia rehabilitates over 100 train stations

After a long period of underfunding, Serbian rail infrastructure manager Infrastruktura železnice Srbije is providing an extensive investment programme. It started in 2018 and is devoted to the rehabilitation of train stations across the country....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Belarusian track motorcars for electrification, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarus electrifies railways despite pandemic

Belarusian Railway is carrying on with electrification of its network despite the coronavirus pandemic. At the moment, the key project is to install wires on the Zhlobin – Kalinkovichi – Barbarov line. It will facilitate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB workers maintain tracks, source: SBB

Safety main preoccupation for railways

The RailTech Academy has started online courses dedicated to various topics of the railway industry. Its first lecture was delivered by Jean Rousseau, the railway engineer at IKOS Consulting. He made some introduction to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

One step forward for ERTMS in Denmark

Denmark is moving further in deploying the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The new digitised solution has replaced the old signalling system on the Thy Line in northwestern Jutland. It is the third railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New switch positioning system on Dutch tracks

In the Netherlands, hundreds of new switches are installed every year. They are positioned on the basis of measurements, mental arithmetic and the placement of a distance measuring gauge. Consequently, the chance of errors is...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Warsaw opens new metro extension

After 38 months of the construction works, the Wola section of the Warsaw Metro has been opened for the public service. The underground network of the Polish capital added the 3.4-kilometre extension with three new...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Railway tracks, source: Eress partnership

RailTech Academy starts on 8 April

ProMedia Group launches the RailTech Academy, a series of online courses. The courses are meant for railway professionals who are interested in broadening their knowledge on various topics of the industry. The first course of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko