Smart Rail Europe 2016 Comes to Amsterdam

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The annual SmartRail Europe Congress will take place on 19 and 20 April 2016 in Amsterdam, bringing together the best and brightest of the European railway industry to discuss the improvement in operations, cost reduction and passenger experience by the use of technological innovation.

Key topics under discussion will include the future of rail technology, the single European railway area and the integration and use of technology in the sector. In addition, case studies of the implementation of ERTMS and big data, and plenary sessions on CSM-r, 4GLTE and IP will take place, as well as environmental sustainability and traffic and capacity management.

As part of a drive in Europe of making the industry more competitive, technologies relating to predictive maintenance and the reduction of lifecycle costs, as well as optimisation of asset management and passenger engagement will be discussed. Communication with passengers will also be the subject of a plenary session, including issues surrounding cross-border transport, ticketing and wifi.

The speakers are representatives from public bodies, train operating companies, infrastructure managers and stakeholder groups, including CER, DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia, MAV, ProRail, Trafikverket, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure Management, Finnish Railways, Network Rail, UK Transportation, Cyient, Icomera, SNCF, the European Commission DG Move, Nomad Digital and Belden, among others.

Sectors of the industry will all be catered to; rolling stock, ERTMS, asset management and operations, telecoms and wireless and passenger experience all have a schedule to enable experts wanting to know more to learn and share their own experiences as part of speeches and plenary sessions.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network; regular coffee breaks give delegates the opportunity to catch up with associates and make new connections.

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