Russian Railways is engaged in a wide-reaching programme of “digitising” its railway network in areas ranging from operations to asset management. Efim Rozenberg, first deputy director general of the railway’s research institute, NIIAS, and Alexey Ozerov, head of the international cooperation department at NIIAS, outline some of the projects and achievements so far.
SNCF president Guillaume Pepy revealed to the International Railway Summit in Paris how the company is positioning itself as a leading transport provider in a new transport market defined by shared mobility and underpinned by digital technologies. Kevin Smith was in the audience.
The International Railway Summit reunion breakfast held on September 22 in Berlin produced a lively debate on digitisation and what the rail industry needs to do to realise the benefits on offer. Kevin Smith was in the audience.