David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
THIS month we celebrate the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen in October 1964, the world's first dedicated high-speed railway. The event was a momentous step forward not just for Japan…
TWO events this month provide strong evidence of the growing success of the global railway industry and its ability to withstand economic turbulence. InnoTrans, already the world's largest railway exhibition,…
''EVERYONE is a winner," Mr Patrick Kron, Alstom's CEO, declared on June 24 during a visit to the company's power plant in Belfort together with his new partner Mr Jeff…
RAILWAYS have a golden opportunity to make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants by engineering a shift of passenger and freight traffic from road to…
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