David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
THE scale of the investment in developing rail networks in Saudi Arabia, both nationally and in the major cities, can only really be appreciated by visiting this huge country. It…
DELEGATES attending Terrapinn's MetroRail conference in London last month were given a fascinating insight into the dramatic effect the political climate and attitudes to public transport can have on the…
ONE of the main messages to emerge from last month's Railway Forum, staged in Berlin by the Institute for Production Management (IPM), is that rail needs more innovation if it…
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