David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

The need to restore battered economies and substantially reduce carbon emissions will provide all countries with immense challenges in the decade ahead. International Association of Public Transport secretary general Hans…
AS the world’s leading economies stagger out of recession and record their first periods of meagre growth, the rail sector looks set to achieve much stronger growth than the overall…
ALL modes of transport are vulnerable to disruption caused by bad weather, human error, or circumstances beyond the control of the operator concerned. But what marks out a good operator…
Shrinking trade volumes due to the global economic crises led to an estimated 15% drop in railfreight traffic worldwide last year, taking traffic back to the level of 2005. But,…
Michael Roney, general manager, technical standards, with Canadian Pacific Railway, was elected chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) at its ninth conference in Shanghai, China, in June. David…
VISITING China, as I did last month to attend the international heavy-haul conference and study tour, is a salutary lesson in what the Chinese are capable of now that their…
THE new CEO of German Rail (DB), Dr Rüdiger Grube, celebrated his first 100 days in office last month in what he must now realise is one of the toughest…
The Korean government's new green agenda, and its recognition that rail is a sustainable mode of transport, has resulted in a huge increase in rail investment, says Huh Joon-Young, president…
How has a medium-sized manufacturer like Stadler reached the point where it can compete successfully with the biggest names in the rolling stock business? Anitra Green caught up with CEO…
WHILE there are encouraging signs that the worst economic recession since the Great Depression is bottoming out, it is already clear that some railfreight operators have weathered the storm far…
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