David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
A REPORT into the further development of Europe's high-speed rail network, conducted by Civity Management Consultants on behalf of French National Railways (SNCF) and Alstom, should prove invaluable to transport…
THE recent spate of extreme weather which has affected countries around the world, has disrupted rail services due to lines being blocked by snow, ice, flood water, fallen trees and…
RECENTLY in IRJ we have reported on a positive development with communications-based train control (CBTC) - its first application in Japan and, on the downside, the cancellation of a major…
WHILE members of the European Parliament's Tran Committee are currently debating amendments to the European Commission's Fourth Railway Package regarding the opening up of domestic passenger rail markets to competition,…
WHETHER we like it or not, change is one the certainties of life and anyone who tries to assert that things will remain the same is suffering from a serious…
TWO reports this month from Australia and Europe regarding additional infrastructure investment should give heart to the rail industry, but they also highlight the differing attitudes to investment around the…
MUCH of last month's UIC conference in Paris on GSM-R was devoted to the situation in Europe, where interference and lack of capacity have become important issues. There were also…
IN an ideal world human beings would never make mistakes and equipment and systems would never fail. Unfortunately we don't live in utopia as the spate of serious railway accidents…
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