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All articles by Ross Davies

  1. Magnetic pull: China and Japan battle it out for maglev train supremacy

    Ever since it was launched in time for the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Shinkansen has remained a source…
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    14 Jul
  2. The right frequency: achieving reliable connectivity on rail networks

    In their bid for automation and greater efficiency, rail operators are always looking to implement more advanced technologies on their…
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    16 Jun
  3. Introducing ‘Tomorrow’s Living Station’

    Our first glimpse of a town or city is still often via its railway station. Some stations evoke a sense…
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    7 Apr
  4. Could remote sensing improve railway infrastructure monitoring?

    On the morning of 20 November 2018, a six-carriage commuter train derailed between the towns of Terrassa and Manresa, around…
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    25 Feb
  5. Clear signals: the digitalisation of Norway’s rail network

    It is approaching almost 60 years since the final section of Norway’s Nordland Line was completed. Running 729km from Trondheim,…
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    23 Jan
  6. Cascadia dreaming: plans for an ultra-high-speed rail link in the Pacific Northwest

    Skirted by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Rocky Mountains on the other, the Pacific Northwest is widely…
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    5 Dec
  7. High-speed rail: Should the world be following China’s example?

    This December will mark the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the Wuhan–Guangzhou high-speed railway in China. It represents a…
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    24 Sep
  8. Planes, trains and flawed reasoning: Virgin’s airline-style ticketing

    “I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it,” once said Paul Theroux, the…
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    18 Jul
  9. Forward thinking: The benefits of automating UK rail infrastructure design

    Speaking in February at the annual George Bradshaw address, in front of a packed house of rail engineers, Keith Williams…
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    28 May
  10. A bold shift, but how to fund it? Five takeaways from the EU’s rail digitalisation report

    By the reckoning of the World Economic Forum, the combined value of digitalisation to both industry and society will surpass…
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    9 May
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