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Issue 2 2018



The UK rail sector needs change without crisis

16 April 2018 | By

Anthony Perret, Head of Sustainable Development at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) discusses possible reasons for Britain’s rail sector’s perceived foot-dragging with respect to sustainable development. Is the lack of a more ambitious approach to the subject due to the absence of a ‘burning platform’?


Turning a train journey in to a pleasant experience

12 April 2018 | By

In order to attract more passengers onto trains, we must ensure the highest quality journey experience. To provide the best service possible, Netherlands Railways (NS) has committed to placing the customer at the very heart of its mission statement and developed a measuring instrument that enhances the complete train journey…


Pitching for Railway Investment?

10 April 2018 | By ,

As railway experts working for the World Bank, Martha Lawrence and Nicolás de León de Mariá engage with many client countries that are looking to expand or upgrade their railway systems. For Global Railway Review, Martha and Nicolás explain that whenever a railway investment is pitched to them, their first…


On track for the future?

4 April 2018 | By

Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) considers the role that rail will play in this period of ‘great transport transformation’.


Regional Debate – Scandinavia

2 April 2018 | By

Scandinavia’s rail network is already one of the world’s most advanced, and one that continues to benefit from investment and support. This regional debate involving some key industry leaders explores the driving forces behind the region’s rail success and provides a platform for discussion on the future of rail in…


Intelligent Railways In-Depth Focus 2018

29 March 2018 | By

Railways simply cannot afford to be unprepared or surprised by equipment and asset downtime. With intelligent predictive maintenance solutions in place, and advanced ways of analysing data, assets can perform more reliably helping to improve the capacity of networks and deliver a better passenger experience.


High-Speed In-Depth Focus 2018

29 March 2018 | By

High-speed railways provide an efficient mode of transport, but they are highly complex systems and must combine various elements if they are to operate successfully. This In-Depth Focus looks at a project in its infancy and how their vision is taking shape, the importance of understanding what passengers want, and…