David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

THE resurgence in rail transport that has gathered real momentum in the last few years can be attributed to several factors, but one of them has been rail’s ability to…
The long-planned merger of the transport subsidiaries of Veolia Environnement and Caisse des Dépôts to form Veolia Transdev was consummated in March. The company’s new CEO, Jérôme Gallot, took time…
THE government-commissioned report by Sir Roy McNulty into the cost of running Britain’s railways comes to the damning conclusion that British taxpayers and passengers have been paying far more than…
The second plenary session at the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) produced a wide-ranging discussion on the future economic and environmental challenges facing the world’s railways. Kevin Smith was…
THERE is little doubt that South America’s rail network would be a lot smaller than it is today had several governments not taken the bold step to privatise their railways…
THE formation of the Independent Regulators Group - Rail (IRG-Rail) by 15 national railway regulators should bring some comfort to the line-up of private rail operators preparing to launch open-access…
Swiss open-access railfreight operator Crossrail is enjoying an enviable run of success as its CEO Jeroen Le Jeune explains to regional editor Anitra Green.  
In the midst of criticism of rail’s environmental credentials from the road freight industry, the Australasian Railway Association is fighting back, as Kevin Smith discovers.
SERIOUS railway accidents often have repercussions well beyond the immediate cause. Their rarity - reflecting the generally high standard of railway safety - usually points to some wider deficiency. This…
THIS month we mark IRJ’s 50th anniversary with a series of articles by some of the leading people in the railway industry who chart half a century of progress but…
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