In this issue: Double-decker trains in the UK, Columbia’s Bogotá metro line, training...
As systems become ever more sophisticated and passenger comfort and entertainment become key drivers in increasing the attractiveness of rail travel, the worlds of communication and railway need to be brought closer together.
A recent analysis found that on certain routes across Asia and Europe, high-speed trains are faster, cheaper and more convenient than flying to the destination. From Beijing to Shanghai and London to Paris, where in the world do passengers prefer to take the train?
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IACF) has been contracted to continue training emergency services and first responders on dealing with rail emergencies involving flammable liquids, such as oil and ethanol. IACF program manager Laura Schwartzkopf explains the importance of this training and the skills required to respond effectively when the worst happens on the tracks.
While long a mainstay in parts of Europe, double-decker trains have remained absent from British railways. But that could be about to change with the design of the AeroLiner3000, a new model of two-tiered rolling stock. Creator Andreas Vogler reveals how this new train has caught the eye of the UK Department for Transport.
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 to the ATC concept.
Mauritius Metro Express is a 26km light rail transit system being developed in Mauritius. The line will extend from Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis and include 19 stations.
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