Reliability and Resilience for Railway Infrastructure

Railways are faced with significant passenger and freight growth together with ever increasing operational demands such as reliable service, reduction in engineering access and real-time customer information. However, the railways are still faced with unexpected failures from not understanding the true health of critical systems within the rail network. All decisions on critical infrastructure must be evidence-based and transparent. As …

Your road to the successful operation of e-buses

Many cities have made the decision to implement electric vehicles in their public transport networks, but the road to smooth implementation is still unclear. Find out how to implement and how to deploy and operate electric buses efficiently. Many aspects have to be considered and the overall strategy must be defined before electric buses can be successfully incorporated into your …

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Why railway companies should invest in electronic locking system to protect their operations?

One of the biggest challenges in the digital transformation of the global railway industry is merging existing legacy systems into the modern digital world. Older legacy systems based on mechanical technology are inferior in operational efficiency, safety and security compared to the modern digital technology available. Here is why railway companies should invest in electronic locking system: Simplified and risk …

ABLOY OPENS COMPETENCE CENTRES WORLDWIDE TO MODERNIZE ACCESS MANAGEMENT IN RAIL INDUSTRY

Locking solutions provider Abloy opens several competence centres worldwide to support the digital transformation in professional access management and locking. The focus is to bring operational excellence to the rapidly evolving and critical rail industry. Finnish locking solutions provider Abloy is expanding its international business operations. The main focus in 2019 will be in the global railway industry, which is …

INIT is Ready to Shape the Future of Public Transport

Account-based ticketing solutions, Mobility as a Service and electromobility – these are trend topics for public transport that are broadly discussed. INIT, leading supplier of integrated IT solutions for public transport, is ready to support transport operators to shape the future of public transport and will be showing its state-of-the-art products on its booth H05 at Asia Pacific Rail, taking …

How secure is your railway infrastructure today?

Today railway operations are under threat from everywhere. Privatisation and digitalisation have added so many more contractors and third parties that manage maintenance yards and general infrastructure. Access control and key management are getting even more complicated over multiple locations and users. Digitalisation also creates vulnerability to cyberattacks. Locomotives and carriages are becoming smarter and more connected. High speed rail …

Converged IP MPLS networks for urban railways

As urban populations continue to expand rapidly, urban railways operators are challenged to provide reliable, sustainable and safe transportation that can also scale and evolve to meet future passenger traffic volume and  needs. To meet the challenges, they need to embrace digital transformation and adopt new technologies. This application note explains how the Nokia Converged IP/MPLS Network for Urban Railways solution can …

Photonic networks for transportation

Transportation systems link people to their daily lives and business to its daily operations, providing the basis for a functioning society. Road, railway, air and maritime transportation systems all can benefit from adoption of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that monitor and control traffic flow through connected devices in a transportation Internet of Things (IoT). ITS yields public benefit through improved safety, reduced …

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Keeping railway operations on track with predictive analytics

Across the world, railways continue to be integral to local and global economies by transporting goods and  people efficiently and safely. Maintaining efficient operations and ensuring safety for railway assets, the environment, and above all, human life are paramount concerns for all railway management professionals. Railway management systems employ new technologies that provide real-time monitoring, but seeing the present is …