David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
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…
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