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Julian Turner

Julian Turner is a regular feature contributor to NRI Digital's websites, covering renewable energy and growth within power markets, offshore oil drilling, and the market for new and sustainable hydrocarbons, as well as reporting on the aerospace, defence, transport and packaging industries.Julian began his career as a feature writer at IPC Media, before joining the BBC as a staff news and feature writer for the corporation's commercial web operation. In 2003, he joined News International as a sub-editor working across eight national newspaper and magazine titles, at the same time contributing features in a freelance capacity to various national publications.Julian was senior TV editor at Global Listings, a television specialist media company, before joining Progressive Digital Media in 2011 as chief sub-editor. He currently works as a sub-editor and feature writer across Global Trade Media's portfolio of international B2B titles, and contributes blogs to The New Statesman.

All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Pulling together: can US railways collaborate to meet the demand for freight?

    The freight rail industry in North America finds itself at a crossroads. Where it chooses to go from here will…
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    18 Dec
  2. Bug out: troubleshooting software delays on London’s Crossrail project

    Just over a year ago, in August 2018, Crossrail Ltd announced that the central section of the new east-west line…
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    10 Dec
  3. Cool runnings: is white paint the perfect solution to overheated tracks?

    From the deployment of digital twins that replicate critical rail assets and improve train timetabling, to improved, condition-based maintenance using…
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    4 Dec
  4. Watching the clock: can AI help with train timetabling?

    It was in 2002, while at the University of Michigan, that Dr Michael Grieves wrote about bridging the gap between…
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    28 Nov
  5. Outside the box: can the US rail freight sector avoid a boxcar shortage?

    In the years after the American Civil War in the late 19th century, and on to the Great Depression of…
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    31 Oct
  6. US rail freight: securing the future of an economic engine

    “The chief business of the American people is business.” Nearly a century on, US President Calvin Coolidge’s famous maxim still…
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    9 Oct
  7. Tunnel vision: does HS2’s Y-shaped plan really work for the North?

    Alistair Lenczner is director of Expedition Engineering based in London. He has a background working across engineering and architecture, and…
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    30 Jul
  8. Changing tracks: the freight rail wagons of the future

    In April, a consortium of DB Cargo – the Rail Freight Business Unit of Deutsche Bahn and the largest rail…
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    9 Jul
  9. Lines of data: using IIoT and AI to improve predictive rail maintenance

    From the opening of the first line from Tokyo to Yokohama in 1872 through to the shinkansen bullet trains of…
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    2 Jul
  10. Commuter Rail Coalition: the voice of US commuter railroads

    KellyAnne Gallagher is a public transportation policy professional and strategic advisor currently serving as the executive director of the Commuter…
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    25 Jun
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