By Prof Roger Kemp
As part of a programme to improve level crossing safety using intelligent transport systems, SNCF has been investigating the influence of dashboard messages on driver behaviour.
A suite of digital control and management tools intended to improve the operation of stations is proving particularly valuable in managing capacity during the coronavirus pandemic, while paving the way for further process automation.
Over the past two decades, the Dutch network has seen strong growth in train frequency, punctuality and user satisfaction. While infrastructure enhancements have played a part, Jan Swier argues that the potential of the network has been unlocked by structural and cultural change in the rail sector.
Nick Kingsley , Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International ‘We believe that the travel market will look completely different after the pandemic’, predicted Snälltåget’s Head of Sales Marco Andersson, when he confirmed that the Transdev subsidiary was focusing on 2021, rather than trying to run its overnight ...
High levels of taxation and track access charges are making rail freight uncompetitive with other modes, even on long hauls where speed and volume should give rail a natural advantage.
Upgrading and reconstruction is in progress to facilitate creation of two freight corridors in the Iberian peninsula. One will link Portugal’s Atlantic ports with the French border at Irún/Hendaye, while the other offers a direct route between the Levante region and the industrial heartlands of northern Spain. Mike Bent reports.
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