David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
THREE of Europe's major railways face some serious challenges in the coming months as they try to grapple with problems ranging from a failure to react to rapid changes in…
TRUE success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions…
THIS issue of IRJ contains a number of stories which highlight some of the challenges associated with investing in the construction of new lines or increasing the capacity of existing…
THIS year is shaping up to be a watershed for the global rolling stock supply industry. A series of mergers, acquisitions and disposals, coupled with the growing importance of small…
TWO of Europe's leading high-speed rail operators, French National Railways (SNCF) and German Rail (DB), have announced restructuring plans in a bid to revitalise the lacklustre performance of their high-speed…
THE dramatic fall in oil prices has already claimed its first railway casualties, including Mexico's troubled high-speed project, and it could have serious consequences for rail if the cost of…
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