David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

November marked the first anniversary of the return of Britain’s East Coast franchise to state control. Keith Barrow looks at how custodian Directly Operated Railways is rebuilding the franchise for…
THE world congress on communications-based train control (CBTC) staged in Paris last month by Global Transport Forum gave delegates a good overview of the current state of development with this…
ANYONE who attended last month’s excellent UIC world congress on high-speed rail in Beijing will be in no doubt about the gathering momentum in the deployment of high-speed rail around…
Will Switzerland and its neighbours be ready to make full use of the Gotthard base tunnel when it opens in 2017? Bernhard Kunz, managing director of Swiss intermodal operator Hupac,…
It has been said that between ‘wagonload’ and ‘problem’ there are never more than two words. Now after many years of regression, an innovative alliance is actively seeking to revive…
RAIL traffic is recovering in most parts of the world following the recession and financial crisis of late 2008 and 2009, and the outlook for the rest of this decade…
IF more evidence is needed of the growing resurgence of rail transport, then look no further than the August issue of IRJ. Expansion is underway in many parts of the…
Last year the International Union of Railways (UIC) appointed a new management team with the aim of extinguishing an internal conflict, and restructuring the organisation to better reflect its global…
OUR exclusive report this month on SCI Verkehr’s hot-off-the-press study of the world market for railway equipment and services confirms that the railway industry will enjoy steady growth during the…
With an estimated 400,000 foreign visitors making the trip and hundreds of millions from all over the world watching on television, South Africa rode the crest of a wave as…
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