White Papers

Internet of Things Solutions for Railways

IBASE

While railway technology has evolved slowly over the last 200 years, the next few years could bring greater transformation to the railways, and at a greater pace than we have seen in the past as railway operators begin to adopt internet of things tec...

Internet of Things Solutions for Railways

State of the Art in Axle Counting

Frauscher Sensor Technology

Axle counting systems are used in many countries around the world as a replacement for track vacancy detection systems. They are also used in signalling equipment systems to build a more complete picture of what is happening on a particular stretch o...

State of the Art in Axle Counting

Free Public WiFi at Cardiff Central Railway Station

WiFi SPARK

Travellers expect Wi-Fi connection at every stage of their journey. Arriva Trains wanted to further improve what Cardiff Station offered by installing a free Wi-Fi service so that travellers could easily check e-mails, catch up with friends and famil...

Free Public WiFi at Cardiff Central Railway Station

CBTC Connectivity Solutions

HUBER+SUHNER

The overall performance of a rail rapid transit system depends largely on the performance of the automatic train control (ATC) system employed. A communication-based train control (CBTC) system is devised by adding modern communication technologies t...

CBTC Connectivity Solutions

TetraFlex for Rail and Metro Communications

DAMM Cellular Systems

Simplifying advanced communications for Public Transport. Meet the increased demands on safety and operational efficiency within large public transport systems with the TetraFlex TETRA radio infrastructure.

TetraFlex for Rail and Metro Communications

ENSCO: Innovative Solutions for the Rail Industry

ENSCO, Inc.

ENSCO is an international leader in the design, manufacturing and operation of track and vehicle safety assessment systems. For more than 40 years, the company has delivered leading-edge rail safety solutions.

ENSCO: Innovative Solutions for the Rail Industry

State of the Art in Wheel Detection

Frauscher Sensor Technology

Frauscher Sensortechnik understands the challenge of developing inductive wheel sensors that can guarantee fail-safe, reliable wheel detection. However, while wheel detection systems are in use worldwide, the technology could still be improved.

State of the Art in Wheel Detection

Continuous Wi-Fi Solution for Chiltern Railways

WiFi SPARK

WiFi SPARK is a leading specialist in public wireless solutions. The company is the owner and developer of the unique SPARK® platform which delivers the most flexible, feature rich and scalable solution for guest access Wi-Fi on the market today.

Continuous Wi-Fi Solution for Chiltern Railways

Rockfall Protection and Snow Barriers

Maccaferri

With over 60 years' experience in rockfall protection systems and natural hazard mitigation, Maccaferri offers a wide range of systems to stabilise rock faces, soil slopes and snow masses, reducing risks to people, buildings and infrastructure.

Rockfall Protection and Snow Barriers

Lat-Lon Railcar GPS Tracking and Monitoring

Lat-Lon

The Lat-Lon wireless GPS tracking and monitoring system provides all of the location and productivity information that you need to manage railcars.

Lat-Lon Railcar GPS Tracking and Monitoring

Measuring of Railway Axles

Amest

This white paper provides further information about Amest's measuring stations for railway axles.

Measuring of Railway Axles

AUSTROROLL HSR – For Moveable Frogs

Austroroll

The patented Austroroll frog roller (HSR) is a rolling device for frogs with spring-action point for high-speed points.

AUSTROROLL HSR – For Moveable Frogs

Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting

Frauscher Sensor Technology

Growing conurbations, increasing car park prices and not least rising fuel prices are pushing trams and underground railways increasingly to the forefront of urban and suburban rail transportation infrastructures.

Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting

ERTMS and CBTC Side By Side: A Comparison of State-of-the-art Rail Traffic Management Systems

CRITICAL Software

There is a well-defined separation between the systems that are being used in Mass Transit networks and the ones being used for Mainline. However, each of these systems has the necessary maturity to step forward to an integrated solution that compris...

ERTMS and CBTC Side By Side: A Comparison of State-of-the-art Rail Traffic Management Systems

Major Challenges Facing Rail Operators, Maintainers, Owners and the Role of ICT

Nomad Digital

The challenge is clear: today, more than ever, rail operators are expected to operate more efficiently, maintain safety and service quality, meet ever-demanding passenger needs and achieve more with shrinking budgets.

Major Challenges Facing Rail Operators, Maintainers, Owners and the Role of ICT

Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Railway Tracks

Goldschmidt Thermit Group

The companies of the Goldschmidt Thermit Group and their partners offer a unique range of products and services for the construction, repair, maintenance and renovation of railway tracks.

Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Railway Tracks

Laser Wheel Profilometer

RIFTEK

RIFTEK has released a new white paper, which includes information on its laser wheel profilometer. Scientific and production company RIFTEK specialises in the development and fabrication of optoelectronic instruments for measuring geometrical quantit...

Laser Wheel Profilometer

What’s the Point of Formal Methods?

Prover Technology

Railway signalling systems are surprisingly expensive to produce. Formal methods have emerged as a way to cut costs and increase safety at the same time. Why did this happen, and what have been achieved so far?

What’s the Point of Formal Methods?

KKI Ballast Regulators

Knox Kershaw

Knox Kershaw's ballast regulators are designed for serious ballast movement. They come with additions such as reversible wings, broom boxes and industrial-strength ploughs. This means that ballast can be shifted from one shoulder to the other in a si...

KKI Ballast Regulators

Interlocking Design Automation (IDeA)

Prover Technology

This white paper outlines what the challenges and their root causes are in procurement and delivery of modern rail control, and suggests best practice methods for how to overcome these challenges using Interlocking Design Automation (IDeA).

Interlocking Design Automation (IDeA)

Improving the Productivity of Railway Track Maintenance

Knox Kershaw

Based in Montgomery, Alabama Knox Kershaw Inc was started in 1924 by Royce Kershaw, Sr as the Royce Kershaw Company.

Improving the Productivity of Railway Track Maintenance