David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

THERE is little doubt that the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AV) will have a profound effect on land transport when driverless cars, buses and trucks become commercially available, but the…
DURING the past year, several major policy initiatives such as global agreements on climate change and sustainability, and Europe’s Fourth Railway Package, have been concluded. We also saw the completion…
A combination of poor project management and overengineering which had led to delays and soaring costs on a major British electrification project will seriously undermine the prospects for future main…
THE Indian government should take a long hard look at the way it funds railway and metro investment as well as planning and project management processes if the country is…
THE global rail market continues to demonstrate its resilience to economic shocks and turbulence, and while the rate of growth may have slowed a little, the market is still growing…
THE decision by 52% of the British electorate which voted in the referendum on June 23 to leave the European Union (EU) is likely to have far-reaching consequences for rail…
WHETHER we like it or not the rate at which new technology is being introduced is accelerating and some of rail's main competitors appear able to adopt new ways of…
THIS month sees the handover of the 57km Gotthard Base Tunnel from AlpTransit to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) for trial operation in preparation for the launch of commercial services on…
SIGNIFICANT developments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are likely to have a profound effect on the future of passenger rail. Radical new funding models are emerging in North…
ON the face of it you might be forgiven for thinking that a conference on ERTMS would be rather dull. Far from it: there is always plenty of lively debate…
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