ISSUE 4: High Resilience Tunnel Communications – Cornerstone of safe operations and connected passengers
Although they are largely hidden from public view, tunnels are an engineering wonder of the modern world. From Japan’s Seikan tunnel to EuroTunnel, the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France and Switzerland’s Gotthard, advances in tunneling techniques have allowed engineers to push deeper and further beneath the surface, through even the most difficult ground conditions, to build these transformational transport links.
The techniques and technologies used to counter crime, antisocial behavior and terrorism on the railway have changed dramatically in the last 20 years as operators have sought to stay ahead of these threats and keep their passengers safe. This issue of TrackTalk looks at how the latest advanced video surveillance solutions are making rail networks safer, bringing together perspectives from four experts – social, economic, rail industry, and Alcatel-Lucent expertise.
Pioneer with train control, automation and signalling, rail industry is considering M2M as opening new opportunities to reap further benefits, such as increased openness and standardisation, scalability and security. This issue of TrackTalk focuses on how M2M can optimize operations, bringing together four perspectives on this topic from industry experts – social, economic, customer experience and Alcatel-Lucent expertise.
Does an enriched passenger experience mean more profit or higher expenses for railway operators?