David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
RAIL has huge potential for growth, but all too often it fails to realise this due to high costs, poor service quality which make it unattractive, or lack of marketing.…
WHILE the European Union's desire to create a single market for rail seems to be finally making headway with the Fourth Railway Package expected to be adopted soon, the implementation…
THE appalling terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 and the thwarted attack on an Amsterdam - Brussels - Paris Thalys train on August 21 will inevitably lead to calls…
THE announcement last month that the 26 transport ministers of the European Union (EU) have finally decided to open up the domestic passenger rail market in each member state to…
WHETHER we like it or not, we have to face up to the accelerating development of technology which is both a huge challenge as well as a real opportunity for…
THE news that Dr Vladimir Yakunin is to step down as president of Russian Railways (RZD) after 10 years will come as a shock to many both within Russia and…
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