Conferences & Exhibitions for Rail Professionals

Category: RailTech Europe

TAC Summit preview: ‘Changes to access charge methods in UK could threaten rail’s competitiveness’

Potential changes to how track access charges in the UK are calculated could present a threat to rail’s competitiveness. That’s the warning from rail economics expert Professor Chris Nash. who will be speaking at the Track Access Charges (TAC) Summit in Amsterdam in April.  The method by which access charges are calculated and applied is… Read more ›

TAC Summit: ‘Era of track charging based only on cost allocation is over’

While EU policymakers push forward with their vision of a single European railway area, one area of intense debate in the freight sector is track access charges (TACs), and how infrastructure managers and rail operators can work together to ensure a more transparent and fair system. Few are best placed to examine this issue than… Read more ›

Cyber threat presents ‘challenging conditions’ for rail: IRS2017

‘Industrial espionage, blackmail, political motivation…’ – just some of the reasons why cyber criminals might want to target the railway industry. Those were some of the observations of Christian Sagmeister of ÖBB, speaking on the second day of the Intelligent Rail Summit (IRS) 2017. Sagmeister, Head of Railways Systems at Austrian national rail carrier ÖBB,… Read more ›

Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 – report about the ATO conference

Automatic Train Operation (ATO) was the theme of the first day of the Intelligent Rail Summit in Vienna, Austria, which featured live webcast coverage for those unable to attend. The day’s proceedings were chaired by Professor Dr Rob Goverde, Professor of Railway Traffic Operations and Management at Delft University of Technology, and he introduced the… Read more ›

All systems go for Lima Metro 1’s ATO upgrade

The Peruvian capital Lima’s Metro Line 1 upgrade is a vital project for both city and country. Line 1 will eventually switch to full ATO operation to match the UTO GOA4 proposed for Line 2, where a 90 second headway is required. That’s where Julian Holmes comes in. As Principal Consultant SE&I, Signalling & Train… Read more ›

‘Railway managers should be more aware of cyber threats’

Railway systems were traditionally not the open access systems as they are today. Although new technologies are applied, the railway industry has not kept up with these developments and many players involved believe they are not affected by the cyber security threats that have come along.  Lovan Pushparatnam has an important message to the industry…. Read more ›

RailTech Innovation Awards – Q&A with Move Intermodal

RailTech Europe 2017 event in Utrecht was a resounding success – and one of the highlights was undoubtedly the Innovation Awards, presented to a host of companies and individuals for their innovative work in rail technology. Today we launch a series of Q&A interviews with some of the winning companies. We kick things off with… Read more ›

Themes Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 are Automatic Train Operation and Cyber Security: call for papers now open

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 will take place as part of the RailTech Expert Series. Last November, the Intelligent Rail Summit 2016 in Napels (Italy) was very successful. The call for papers for the edition of 2017 as been opened now. Themes: Cyber Security Automatic Train Operation (ATO) Are you… Read more ›

Innovations of HIMA at RailTech Europe 2017

Video-interview with HIMA, who was exhibitor at RailTech Europe 2017. In this video they speak about their technical innovations and what they showed at the railway exhibition in Jaarbeurs Utrecht (the Netherlands). Watch the video: