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Global Railway Review Issue 2 2021

6 April 2021 | By

In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: the progress of the Hamburg/Bremen–Hanover rail project and its future opportunities; the value of Rail Freight Corridor ‘Amber’ to the overall network of RFCs; a Roundtable on the Future of Train Stations; and…

Rail’s COVID-19 Heroes – Avanti West Coast

23 March 2021 | By

One year on from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many train operating companies have found themselves reflecting on such a pivotal year and its impact on the industry. As part of Global Railway Review’s relaunch of its exclusive COVID-19 Heroes series, five employees from Avanti West Coast discuss the…

Proactive monitoring technology to reduce reactive maintenance costs

15 March 2021 | By

Managing reactive maintenance is a challenge affecting the whole railway. It carries the safety risk of deploying boots on ballast in a high stress situation, can be disruptive to train services, is always time consuming and ultimately costly. So how can innovative technology and processes improve safety, eliminate or reduce…

Preparing for winter: What do Network Rail do?

8 March 2021 | By

Dr Sam Bemment, Technical and Innovation Manager at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), explores how Great Britain’s railway copes with the challenges that harsh winter weather can bring and what innovations can be developed to minimise disruption to the rail network in the future.

Keeping Scotland moving, whatever the weather

5 March 2021 | By

When winter weather threatens disruption to rail services, networks need to pull together to keep everyone moving safely. For Global Railway Review, David Simpson, ScotRail’s Operations Director, shares some of the planning, preparation and response work by the dedicated partnership, Scotland’s Railway, to achieve just that.

A smarter, digital ticketing experience for LNER passengers

4 March 2021 | By

Rebecca Dartnall, Head of Digital Products at London North Eastern Railway (LNER), reflects on the leap that rail passengers have made in terms of technology, particularly smart ticketing, in the last year. Is now the time to take this progress further, and make smart payments an inherent part of our…