E Nov 2015

The times are changing

The times are changing. Technology develops day after day and the rail world so the editorial staff of Railway Engineering cannot look out of the window the “landscape” running away. That’s why issue after issue we are going on with our evolution, started at the beginning of this year and that you’ll see clearer from 2016. Nevertheless in the present issue we have already started to focus on new, interesting future developments. Actually, the Focus On won’t let you only discover “new worlds”, but it will also concentrate on innovative projects both in Italy and in Europe as the one we talk about from page 52 to page 57 with Mr. Demetrio Morabito, Engineer and Managing Director of Systra Sotecni SpA and Director of SYSTRA Adriatic Area Region, who told us about the background of the construction of the modern Metro in Turin.

The Interview with Mr. Mario Castaldo, Engineer and director of Trenitalia’s Cargo Division, shows us a very important business as the freight transport on rail and the future of the Italian company headed up by the FS Italiane Group, strongly projected towards Europe, but unfortunately not enough valued in Italy.

The Special shows how the FS Italiane Group is giving new value to areas and facilities no longer needed for rail transport from Turin to Rome. Mr. Carlo De Vito, Engineering and Sistemi Urbani’s CEO (a company 100% controlled by its parent company, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane) speaks about this from page 58 to page 60.

Together with CIFI  – pages 9-50 – this month we analyze some interesting technical aspects: Science – a system of model: forecast of passengers demand on HS rail services; Economy – The new high speed railway station of Bologna; Skill – Unified European Carriages: 50 years of State-of-the-art hauled.

Last but not least with our News you will travel around the word to discover how the rail universe is going on from a technological and strategical point of view but also to we give a look to projects and collaborations between authorities and private companies.

All we can to do is to wish you a good reading and happy holidays… See you on January 2016!

Anna Celenta