Topic: Maintenance of rail infrastructure

Improving safety at level crossings via mobile app

Mobile applications have already become popular among railway operators. They could also be useful for infrastructure managers. Infrastruktura železnice Srbije, the state-owned entity that owns and maintains railway network in Serbia, developed an app dedicated...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Network Rail shifts to paperless processes

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail intends to transform its operational processes in 2021. Most of the planning, risk assessment issues and management reports will become paperless. To this end, the public body will implement a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Britain develops innovations for electrified railways

Several British engineering companies developed or are developing new products related to the electrification of railways. They will optimise the interaction between pantograph units and catenary systems as well will reduce costs for both infrastructure...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Harsco Rail steps up in Europe

Harsco Rail, the US-based supplier of railway track maintenance products, is continuing to strengthen its presence in Europe. After concluding contracts in Germany, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom, the company has succeeded in Hungary....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New brand for Lithuanian Railways

Lithuanian Railways is moving further in its transformation. After major changes in the corporate structure, the state-owned holding has introduced its new brand. Each group’s division has also received a new name as well as...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Slovakia upgrades rack railway in High Tatras

Slovak rail infrastructure manager Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR) has started the reconstruction of the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway in the High Tatras. The works will carry out by early February 2021. Afterwards, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Sheep near the tracks in Herve, Belgium, source: Infrabel

Sheep regulate vegetation along tracks in Belgium

Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel is carrying out an extraordinary experiment. It uses sheep and goats for regulating vegetation along the tracks. The animals help the railway company to remove weeds at the hard-to-reach places.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Extensive programme for level crossings in Finland

Finland is implementing a four-year programme dedicated to safety enhancements at the level crossings. The local infrastrustructure agency Väylävirasto is installing the necessary equipment including barriers and warning signals at 129 sites. In addition, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko