David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

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…
AS high-speed specialists from around the world prepare to gather in Philadelphia from July 10-13 for the International Union of Railways' (UIC) eighth congress on high-speed rail, many may wonder…
WELCOME to IRJ's new website which is a radical departure from traditional magazine sites. We now offer readers far greater content than ever before, with up-to-the minute news, in-depth analysis…
MY prediction in April that last month's International Union of Railways (UIC) world conference on ERTMS in Stockholm would arouse passions and stimulate debate was spot on as speaker after…
THIS month we report on German Rail's (DB) bold initiative to lift capital investment by almost a third during the next nine years with a view to doubling turnover by…
WHENEVER a signalling conference is staged in Europe and ERTMS is on the agenda, delegates are guaranteed a lively, or at times, heated exchange of views. Global Transport Forum’s signalling…
THE recent AusRailPlus conference and­­ exhibition staged in Brisbane gave a fascinating insight into the current state of play and thinking in Australia which is more akin to a continent…
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