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The Express Route to Better Maintenance

Posted by Kevin Gale on 04/03/16 10:31

Britain is now one of the leading countries in Europe when it comes to the operation of national rail networks. Use has more than doubled over the last two decades hitting a record 1.6 billion passengers a year, and there are no signs of growth stopping there. Passenger numbers are set to rise year on year and, because of this, rail operators are looking at ways of maximising capacity by putting existing stock and infrastructure to better use.

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Topics: Railway

A New Track: Strategic Competitor Collaboration

Posted by Kevin Gale on 18/01/16 18:50

Last quarter's Digital Railway Supplier’s Autumn Conference didn’t just provide an insight into how Network Rail's Digital Railway programme will come together over the next few years, in addition, it raised a rather progressive idea. Discussions were had that put wheels on the notion that a far higher level of collaboration between formerly competing suppliers would not only be possible, but necessary.

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Topics: Railway

The Strategic Importance of Technological Advances to the Portuguese National Rail Network

Posted by Luis Gargaté on 11/03/15 08:30

The Eurozone debt crisis affected a lot of things in Portugal. One significant set-back was the postponement of a high-speed rail project, as well as other investments of strategic importance for the country. It has delayed the development of a railway connection to major national ports, which would likely have led to important synergies being established between the country’s ground transportation and shipping capabilities. 

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Topics: Railway