Rolling Stock Developments supplement
In our latest free-to-view Rolling Stock Developments Supplement, we take a look at the next generation of trains for the UK’s Intercity Express Programme; Crister Fritzson from SJ explains the importance of Sweden’s rolling stock for future competitiveness; and we look at how Arriva UK Trains is building on performance with Driver Advisory Systems. ..
- Next generation of trains for the Intercity Express Programme
Thanks to privatisation, the UK’s railways are a huge success story with more people than ever using the rail network. Over the last year, there was a 5.7% increase in passenger journeys to 1.6 billion. While this increase is welcome it brings with it challenges, but as the Department for Transport (DfT) explains, they are determined that all involved will rise to the occasion and build a world-class railway that can meet the demand.
- The importance of rolling stock for future competitiveness
SJ review’s their strategies and strategic objectives about once every three years. In this respect, the Group’s plan also encompasses the traffic and rolling stock programme, which extends over a period of five years. Crister Fritzson is Chief Executive Officer at SJ, and he takes the time to explain further with particular emphasis on the importance of rolling stock.
- Arriva builds on performance with Driver Advisory Systems
Roger Cobbe, Policy Director at Arriva UK Trains, takes the time to provide details of how Arriva is investing in its UK train businesses by introducing train Driver Advisory Systems to reduce costs, improve the passenger experience and lessen the rail industry’s impact on the environment.