Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER
Our Nordic newsletter is sent by e-mail four times a year.
- Conference (15)
- Cycling (16)
- Economics (9)
- Energy and Fuel (32)
- Environment and Climate (59)
- Flight (10)
- Freight Transport (33)
- Human Behaviour and Attitudes (38)
- Infrastructure (44)
- Intelligent Transport Systems (28)
- Maintenance (28)
- Okategoriserade (1)
- Passenger Transport (47)
- Policy and Planning (35)
- Railways (3)
- Safety (75)
- Shipping (6)
- Simulation (14)
- Traffic and Traffic Control (31)
- Vehicles (67)
Tag Archives: railway
Norwegian railways are worn out and have burst capacity
Norwegian railway infrastructure is in an insufficient condition, capacity in Eastern Norway is limited and delays are due to infrastructural conditions. The railway sector also lacks an actor who takes care of the overall responsibility for the railway, in conjunction with other modes of...
Posted in Policy and Planning, Railways Tagged organization, railway, railway infrastructure Comments Off on Norwegian railways are worn out and have burst capacity
Research on rail transport at VTI
VTI strives to increase research in the field of rail transport, and currently it has about twenty people working in this area. Together they represent a broad and deep competence base with an interdisciplinary approach. Peter Torstensson, acting Director of Research at VTI and a docent at...
Posted in Freight Transport, Passenger Transport, Simulation, Vehicles Tagged rail transport, railway, train, train simulators Comments Off on Research on rail transport at VTI
Particles – a problem in enclosed railway environments
From a climate perspective, rail transport in Sweden is sustainable. However, rail traffic can give rise to levels of particles that are harmful to human health. Thanks to various research projects over recent years, VTI has been able to acquire the right knowledge to help address these...
Posted in Environment and Climate Tagged air pollution, environment, particle concentration, particles, particulate matter, railway Comments Off on Particles – a problem in enclosed railway environments
Innovative solutions to improve level crossing safety
The European project SAFER-LC identified innovative level crossing safety measures and piloted some of the most potential ones at eight pilot sites. The measures which were estimated to have the highest safety potential were ‘Additional lights on locomotive’ and ‘In-vehicle train and LC...
Posted in Safety, Traffic and Traffic Control Tagged accident prevention, level crossing, railway, safety, simulation Comments Off on Innovative solutions to improve level crossing safety
Automation is making rail competitive
Road transport is developing rapidly and its productivity has increased sharply. Rail transport, however, has not developed at the same rate. Automation and digitalisation are essential if rail freight in Europe is to survive. When a freight train is put together, the coupling of the wagons is...
Posted in Freight Transport Tagged automation, digitalisation, freight transport, railway Comments Off on Automation is making rail competitive