David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

THE new Chinese government has finally done what many regarded as inevitable: dissolving of the Ministry of Railways (MOR). Its administrative functions are being transferred to the Ministry of Transport…
WHAT a mess! I'm referring to the total collapse of Fyra's high-speed service between Amsterdam and Brussels. The immediate cause is problems encountered with the V250 trains during snow and…
THE chairman of Eurostar, Mr Richard Brown, published his recommendations for reform of Britain's passenger franchising system on January 10.
THE railway industry has never been particularly good at fighting its own corner and championing the cause of rail transport.
THE International Association of Public Transport (UITP) unveiled two initiatives on November 9 with the highly-laudable aims of boosting public transport ridership and providing innovative ideas for operators and cities…
THE current debate over the European Commission's (EC) planned Fourth Railway Package of reforms to the way Europe's railways are structured and regulated is stirring passions among some of the…
WEDNESDAY's shock announcement by Britain's secretary of state for transport, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, to cancel the West Coast franchise contract which had been awarded to First Group on August 15,…
THE Institution of Railway Signal Engineers launched its centenary year at its Aspect signalling conference in London last month by including some papers devoted to charting the considerable progress achieved…
DESPITE the continuing economic uncertainty caused by Europe's sovereign debt and eurozone crises, which are dragging down other parts of the world, there is still considerable cause for optimism in…
FUNDING the construction of high-speed lines was widely discussed at the UIC's eighth world congress on high-speed rail staged in Philadelphia, United States, last month. This is hardly surprising considering…
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