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                    Is the railway sufficiently prepared for a cyber-attack?

                    24 February 2020 | By

                    Ian Maxwell, Head of Train Control Systems at the UK’s Office of Rail and Road (ORR), provides an insight into the differences between external and internal cyber incidents, and how Britain’s rail industry must adapt in order to protect itself from both.

                    Train vs plane: Is rail the more appealing option?

                    20 February 2020 | By ,

                    The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) colleagues Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ulrich Fikar (Senior Policy Adviser – Passenger), explore how high-speed rail’s environmental credentials and the sector’s continual investments into modern technology are crucial ingredients for passengers when choosing to take the train over the plane.

                    Closing the skills gap and improving diversity in rail

                    19 February 2020 | By

                    Jo Moffatt, Engineering Practice Director for Strategic Rail at Atkins, writes that the rail industry is facing a serious skills shortage, and urgently needs to respond by?focusing on attracting new staff, increasing diversity, and?upskilling?the current workforce.

                    In-Depth Focus: Additive Manufacturing

                    19 February 2020 | By

                    Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has been adopted in the rail sector and its use has grown over recent years. Read on to find out how AM is being developed for use in Austrian, Swedish and Italian rail companies, and what benefits this technology can bring.

                    In-Depth Focus: Winter Operations

                    18 February 2020 | By

                    Keeping railway networks operational and safeguarding rolling stock from damage and impairment is crucial during harsh winter weather. Read on to find out how advanced planning can help predict and prepare for bad weather, and how strong teamwork between colleagues and different stakeholders goes a long way when battling winter…

                    Global Railway Review Issue 1 2020

                    14 February 2020 | By

                    This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.