Since last year, ProRail, the Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT), Strukton Rail and DB Cargo, in conjunction with Dual Inventive, have been carrying out a pilot with a remotely controlled red signal in the Kijfhoek shunting yard. At the end of February, there was a test day at Kijfhoek to see how train drivers would react to signal...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel

Four steps to enhance rail services in Scotland

Transform Scotland, the Edinburgh-based association for promoting sustainable transport, has published its proposals to improve the inter-city rail connections in the constituent part of the United Kingdom. The recommendations are focused on the development of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Cybersecurity, source: ENIFA

Hackers attack Stadler IT network

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail has been attacked by hackers. The perpetrators had tried to damage the company’s IT network. Stadler Rail has immediately initiated the required security measures. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strukton Rail launches intelligent tamping machine

Dutch contractor Strukton Rail has entered service the ground-breaking intelligent tamping machine Universal Tamper 4.0. It is able of learning to work by itself and has several other innovative features. The machine was developed by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
VR FleetCare, source: Atte Mäläskä/VR Group

Positive trend for women in rail sector

Women account for 21.41 per cent of the railway staff in Europe. Such a conclusion has been made by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Sweden plans night train to Belgium

Sweden is planning to improve its rail connectivity with other European countries. The night train from Malmö to Brussels via Cologne could be launched in two or three years. To do this, the Scandinavian country...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First planning permission for HS2 station

The HS2 project is gradually moving further. Birmingham City Council has issued planning permission for Curzon Street station. It is the first railway station on the future high-speed mainline to gain this approval. (more…)Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB on halfway in digging Semmering Tunnel

Austrian rail infrastructure manager ÖBB-Infrastruktur and its contractors have resumed the works at almost all the construction sites in the country. Among them is the Semmering Base Tunnel. The project is on the halfway to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko