Observatory

2022
Num. 8
Summary - The scope of this paper is to describe the new edition of CEI EN 50119, which is the reference standard for the overhead contact lines, focusing on its innovative aspects in comparison with... read all
2022
Num. 8
Summary - The European disciplines launched in the last decade of the 1900s to introduce competition into railway transport system, guarantee access to the infrastructure without discrimination and... read all
2022
Num. 6
Summary - The design Setting-out and Verification Process are key pillars in the current railway context, trackwork- systems included. During typical activities, it is common to verify, in some... read all
2022
Num. 5
Summary - This work, carried out within the CARBODIN EU-funded project, aims to study the impacts of a new train boarding device conceived as an innovative solution that improves train accessibility... read all
2022
Num. 4
Abstract - Little is known of how the Alarm Firing Device by Scartazzi-Opessi1 originated, developed and worked. Here, an attempt is made at supplementing the meagre news available. At the same time... read all
2022
Num. 4
Summary - This research aims at defining a model to assess the Greenhouse Gases emissions of an entire vehicle fleet, from a life cycle perspective, based on the results of specific traffic... read all
2022
Num. 3
Summary - Today, more than ever, decision-makers are at the lookout for solutions aimed at dissuading private car use and promoting public transportation; unsurprisingly, urban guided transport... read all
2022
Num. 3
Summary - The Driver Interface System (DIS) is an automatic robotic system developed by RFI with the goal of automating the execution of test sequences aimed at demonstrating the compliance of ERTMS... read all
2022
Num. 2
Summary - On 27 August 2020 the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) appointed a Working Group (WG) composed of high-profile technical-institutional professionals to provide the elements... read all
2022
Num. 1
Summary - The so-called heavy freight trains (over 1600 t), sometimes even long (740-750 m), are now among the leaders of the future of rail transport of goods. The aim of this paper is to analyse,... read all

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