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Global Railway Review top 10 stories of 2015

29 January 2016 | By Global Railway Review

2015 was an exciting year for the railway industry, with appearance of new technologies, numerous modernisation projects, high speed rail developments and growing passenger numbers. Global Railway Review has put together our highlights from 2015 based on what our readers have been looking at the most…

A history of the Golden Valley Line

25 January 2016 | By Daniel Davis, Train Driver, Gloucester Depot

In a blog for Global Railway Review, Daniel Davis delves into the history of the Swindon to Gloucester route known as the ‘ Golden Valley Line ’

Rail development impact on the job market

20 January 2016 | By Neil Wilkie, Group Head of Fusion People

Neil Wilkie of Fusion People looks at current and future rail development infrastructure projects and the impact they have on the rail industry job market helping to fill the skills shortage gap. Currently, the UK’s railways are undergoing several projects that will transform the rail network. Plans to unite the…

The PWI: a catalyst for rail industry improvement

9 December 2015 | By David Packer, CEO, Permanent Way Institution (PWI)

The Permanent Way Institution (PWI) is the UK professional engineering institution for rail infrastructure engineers. At the heart of its recent strategic review was answering the question ‘What is the role of a professional engineering institution in the 21st century?’ PWI CEO, David Packer, explains more...

Delivering the Digital Railway

9 December 2015 | By Jerry England, Group Digital Railway Director at Network Rail

Jerry England is Group Digital Railway Director at Network Rail where he leads the rail industry programme seeking to accelerate the digital enablement of rail transport. Here he explains that to modernise the UK’s railway network, creating a national strategy for digital capacity is needed which will lead to more…

How Britain’s new ‘workshop on wheels’ will revolutionise track maintenance

9 December 2015 | By Craig Mathys, Programme Manager at Network Rail

Over the next five years, Network Rail will spend and invest £38 billion as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan to deliver better, faster, greener services, and improved punctuality, reliability and safety, while simultaneously keeping the railway open to enable four and a half million journeys to take place, every…