David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
TAIWAN High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) is on the brink of financial collapse because its operating profits are insufficient to meet preferred share redemption obligations and Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has…
ONE could argue that the reintegration of French railways into a holding structure after 17 years of separation is another nail in the coffin of the European Union's (EU) plan…
THE primary function of rail transport is to move high volumes of freight and large numbers of people. This is what rail excels at, and its high cost base means…
THERE is little doubt that China is starting to reap the rewards of its long-term railway strategy. This has involved equipping its railway industry with modern technology and expertise, largely…
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