Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

THE merger of Alstom and Siemens’ Mobility division on September 26 might be read as a reaction to another recent tie-up in this age of consolidation in the railway rolling…
WHILE Republicans across the United States were popping champagne corks in jubilation as their party won the presidential election and secured majorities in both houses of Congress on the night…
The rail sector continues to lead the way as a sustainable transport mode, but it must do more to encourage further modal shift and to meet its ambitious targets for…
THE notion of transporting people and goods at high speeds through pressurised tubes has existed as long as rail technology itself. From the Dalkey Atmospheric Railway in the 1840s to…
"The rail industry moves very slowly" is a common refrain heard at conferences and trade shows around the world with respect to the introduction of new products and technology. Rail's…
EAST-WEST railfreight, specifically bulk intermodal between China and Europe, is an industry success story of the last few years and will continue to grow at pace in 2016 as new…
A stopped train on a hot day. Increasingly frustrated passengers. And a railway journalist sitting in coach F.
THE nature of IRJ means that we report on railway-related news and events from a global perspective, rarely looking at anything too close to home. Some of you may not…
WHAT a difference two years makes. In October 2011 Mr Denis Muratov, CEO of Russian Railways' (RZD) High Speed Rail Lines subsidiary, declared confidently to a room of British journalists…
THE "Wild Wild West" of marketing it might be, but social media's rapidly-growing influence in societies all over the world means that transport operators should ignore it at their peril.
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