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All articles by Joe Baker

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The benefits of bringing mobile connectivity to the London Underground

    Since opening in 1863, the London Underground has expanded to become one of the most iconic metros in the world….
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    8 Aug
  9. Behind the scenes: Spain’s high-speed railway

    Over the past few decades, high-speed rail has penetrated European countries at an increasingly rapid pace, enhancing connectivity between regions…
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    7 Aug
  10. The great tree clearance: does Network Rail need to grow up?

    For UK rail infrastructure owner Network Rail, managing vegetation alongside train tracks is vital to ensure smooth and safe railway…
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    28 Jun

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