I’m heading the business line Rolling Stock Manufacturers at Teleste. My passion is to work closely with our customers to build environmentally friendly, safe and smart public transport infrastructure and services for today’s urban society.
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All blog posts by Jarkko Vehkala
Technological trends that will reshape the railway industry
The past few years have been a truly insightful learning experience for us and the entire railway industry. During the pandemic, Teleste carried out several deployments and troubleshooting projects, many of which were accomplished remotely. Useful learnings came about out of these projects, many of which have now been adopted into new ways of working. On an end-user level, we’ve almost gone back to normal; ridership has returned to public transit systems, long-term investments have continued, and the hit that many feared for the industry never really came about. Industry trends that were already starting to shape before the pandemic are now rolling into action.
Railway industry remains on track, despite the COVID-19 pandemic
Global megatrends, including urbanization, have not been thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities are plowing ahead with their plans to limit personal vehicle traffic in central districts, and urbanization and environmental decision making are driving an increasing preference for railway travel. City infrastructure is becoming smarter and more interconnected, and on-board solutions for vehicles are being developed with these advancements in mind, in close collaboration with international rolling stock manufacturers and railway operators.