The Harmotrack Project aims to define future international technical specifications or recommendations on the use of dynamic measurements, mainly on accelerations, for track monitoring and maintenance cost reduction.
5th UIC Harmotrack Project Plenary Meeting on 13-14 June 2022 at the University of Birmingham (Edgbaston Campus – Meeting room Y3-G33) from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Birmingham (United Kingdom). Organised by SNCF Réseau and the UIC, with the support of Network Rail and the University of Birmingham, the fifth […]
By David Shirres A sustainable railway is one that is green and resilient, enhances biodiversity and adapts to climate change as well as acting responsibly to operate in a circular economy and improve social value. This requires much more than low carbon emissions. The need for electrification to reduce both […]
An inventor who plans to convert the Isle of Man Steam Railway to run on green hydrogen has said the island can no longer ignore climate change. Dr John C Taylor OBE put in a planning application for a building in Ballawoods to be made into a green restaurant, but […]
South Africa’s White Paper on National Rail Policy aims to give a strategic direction for South African rail development. The white paper sets out a focus on redressing the importance of rail over road in passenger and freight movement. It seeks to ensure rail contributes to the economy while helping to meet […]
The White Paper was gazetted on 12th May 2022 for implementation and is accessible to the South African public.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hailed the contract as the beginning of a new era for rail in Egypt and beyond.
“The project will bring benefit to the southern region of the country, mainly for Huíla, which has become a revolving market place in Southern Africa, with regular movements of buses and trucks from Namibia and South Africa”
Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive adaptation measures now, according to new research. The ‘Tomorrow’s Railway and Climate Change Adaptation’ project, delivered for RSSB by an Arup-led consortium, has found that climate change […]
Eleven companies and joint ventures have prequalified to bid for the first phase of Bahrain’s long-planned metro system. The scheme, which is expected to have a total length of 109km and a cost of $2bn, is to be implemented in four stages. The first will involve building two lines with a total […]