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COVID-19: Considerations for rolling stock lessors

14 May 2020 | By ,

Louise Mor and Patrick Moore, Partners from WFW’s Assets & Structured Finance Group, write that as rolling stock operators face continued disruption to their businesses due to the impact of COVID-19, lessors should be aware of eight key points, and to be proactive in staying ahead of any changes facing…

Keeping trains moving in extreme cold conditions

12 May 2020 | By

In recent years, two polar vortex systems have battered the United States’ Midwest region, with temperatures falling to -30?C in Chicago and -37?C in North Dakota – colder than parts of Antarctica. But, despite these severe weather environments, Norfolk Southern Railway Company managed to keep trains moving thanks to detailed…

Tackling the unpredictability of winter weather

11 May 2020 | By

In Finland, winter is the longest season and can last several months. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for maintaining and developing the country’s railway network, whatever the weather, and in an interview with Global Railway Review, FTIA’s Railway Director, Markku Nummelin, explains the new solutions currently being…

The importance of migration from GSM-R to FRMCS

7 May 2020 | By

The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), is expected to be rolled out in?the coming years. Here, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM (the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association) shares EIM’s proposals for a successful migration to the…

Powering up FRMCS in Austria with ?BB-Infrastruktur AG

6 May 2020 | By

Martin Taranetz, Project Manager for Telecommunication Technology at ?BB-Infrastruktur AG, explains how the Austrian rail infrastructure manager is investigating various scenarios to migrate from GSM-R networks to new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standards.

FRMCS: More than just a successive replacement for GSM-R

5 May 2020 | By ,

As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…

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