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Joe Baker

You can get in touch with Joe at joe.baker@globaldata.com

All articles by Joe Baker

  1. Decoding the urban sprawl: the world’s most complex metro maps

    As the world’s biggest cities become increasingly populous, demand for capacity on underground metro networks has also skyrocketed. As metros…
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    6 Feb
  2. Steam-age signalling: paying homage to rail signal boxes in the UK

    Just outside the county town of Shrewsbury, UK, workers pace the elevated halls of Severn Bridge Junction – the largest…
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    23 Jan
  3. Blue-sky thinking: could autonomous drones help save the HS2 project?

    Expected to open in phases between 2026 and 2033, HS2 will eventually link London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and…
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    16 Jan
  4. Leaves on the line: will the rail industry ever win its winter war?

    In the build-up to the year’s wetter months, the UK’s rail operators take stock and prepare to face their most…
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    17 Dec
  5. Tokyo 2020: are Japan’s railways prepared to take the baton?

    The Olympics is far more than just a sports event; it’s an opportunity for hosting nations to plunge currency into…
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    15 Nov
  6. What does the future hold for Australia’s railway stations? 

    Australia is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing urban environments. According to the Australasian Railway Association, approximately 35% of…
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    13 Nov
  7. Crossrail: what’s the hold-up with London’s long-awaited line?

    Crossrail is the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Stretching from Heathrow Airport and Reading, west of London to Abbey Wood…
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    12 Nov
  8. The economic drain: when urban rail disappears

    The positive impact that urban rail systems can have on developing communities has been widely discussed in academic circles. Making…
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    29 Oct
  9. Is Spain’s high-speed railway a case of ‘too much, too soon’?

    High-speed rail can provide a swifter connection between city centres, improve accessibility for passengers and create serious competition with air…
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    25 Oct
  10. Creating a train station in virtual reality with MTR Crossrail

    The strength of a new railway depends not only on fancy new infrastructure and trains, but on competent staff keeping…
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    11 Sep
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