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Developments and trends in railway infrastructure

2022-10-25 | 

Our conference in Zurich last week was dedicated to increasing knowledge about the current trends, innovations and digital developments in the railway infrastructure.

Over 100 interested customers from 25 Swiss railway companies joined our experts for our voestalpine Railway Systems conference in Zurich to discuss the challenges, developments and trends on railway infrastructure topics. 

A great opportunity to share our knowledge with interested participants. 

It was a great pleasure to see how the efforts of preparation by the presenters and the team came together in a perfect conference. The respectful interaction between the railways, science and industry enabled an open exchange of experiences. This spirit was felt throughout the day and made the difference from a good meeting to a perfect meeting!

Andreas Friedrich, Senior Vice President Sales (Turnout & Fixations; voestalpine Turnout Technology Zeltweg GmbH)

In a world moving towards sustainable mobility, railway infrastructure forms a major part of the equation. We discussed several topics for example, how we, as system solution provider, can promote sustainability and how digitalization can help railway infrastructure companies to improve their operations, maintenance and reduce co2 emissions.

Our lectures also highlighted the further development of Railways in Europe, which are centered around a holistic solution for public transport.

    • 08:30 – 09:00 Get together
    • 09:00 – 09:15 Greeting, Helmut Kreiter/Andreas Friedrich (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 09:15 – 09.45 Requirements for railway infrastructure systems of the future, Christian Florin (RHB)
    • 09:45 – 10:40 The turnout track, Erich Wipfler/Christian Unterweger (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 10:40 – 10:55 Coffee break
    • 10:55 – 11:30 Systèmes de Manoeuvres pour réseau tramway et fer (Switch drives and fixations for tramway and mainline), Lionel Hetzel (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 11:30 – 11:55 High-performance rails - safety and performance on track, Stefan Ziegerhofer (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 11:55 – 13:05 Lunch break
    • 13:05 – 13:35 Tram turnout trends in the international urban traffic market, Gerald Lach (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 13:35 – 14:05 Digital turnout - the twin is already being created in the factory, Kurt Seidl/Ivan Vidovic (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 14:05 – 14.15 Services in the turnout life cycle, Vojislav Djurdjev (WWG)
    • 14.15 – 14:45 Asset management - the turnout at ÖBB, Michael Mach (ÖBB)
    • 14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
    • 15:00 – 15:30 RSCM and rail milling, Hubert Oberhuber (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 15:30 – 16:00 Asset management of tracks and switches - Current research fields, Markus Loidolt (TU Graz)
    • 16:00 – 16:30 Greentec Steel – the transformation to green steel production, Albert Jörg (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • 16:30 – 16:45 Closing remarks, Helmut Kreiter (voestalpine Railway Systems)
    • from 16:45 Apéro Riche and exchange of information