Infrastructure

Deutsche Bahn to renew 2,000 railway bridges

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has modernised 900 railway bridges since 2015. To this end, the company invested 3 billion euros. In the coming years, DB plans to upgrade 2,000 other bridges. The German railway company will allocate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Glasgow Airport will get metro link

Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council have joined forces in addressing the long-pending issue of the planned rail link to Glasgow Airport. Both bodies agreed to provide a metro connection between the airport and Paisley...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Robroyston railway station

ScotRail adds 60th train station in Glasgow

UK’s railway operator Abellio ScotRail has added the new train station to its rail services in the Greater Glasgow area. Robroyston has become the 355th railway station in the company’s network and the 60th railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Switzerland and France linked by S-Bahn lines

Switzerland and France have been connected with a unique railway network. It is focused on commuter transportation but also has some features of the metro system and international trains. The new system known as Léman...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Signals passed at danger (SPAD)

More SPAD incidents recorded in Netherlands

Last year, there were sixteen fatalities, six serious injuries and eleven minor injuries on the railway network. Furthermore, there was continued growth in the number of Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD) incidents. This was revealed...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
VIRM double-decker train of Nederlandse Spoorwegen, source: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

TU Delft questions rail professionals

Delft University of Technology is providing an anonymous survey on the use of trains in everyday life. The results will be used by the institution within the European project MOVINGRAIL. The MOVINGRAIL project is devoted to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Rails

Russia plans to equip rails with RFID tags

Russian Railways (RZD) will equip rails with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The relevant technology will be developed by RST-Invent, a subsidiary of state-owned holding Rusnano. RZD plans to use RFID tags to digitise the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Marseille Metro will be automated by 2026

Alstom will install equipment for the automated operation on both lines of Marseille Metro. The French technology company will also develop and supply 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains. They will run in semi-automatic mode with...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Dual gauge railway in Ukraine

Ukraine plans dual gauge railway to EU

Ukrainian Railway (UZ) intends to construct a dual gauge railway to the border with Poland. It will allow the company to launch the direct trains from Ukraine to the European Union without bogie exchange. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko