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  • The Virtual Future of Rail

    From better efficiency to lower costs, virtualisation is changing the way IT operates in rail. Gareth Evans finds out how.

  • Dubai’s Underground Antics

    Dubai's ambitious fully automated metro network is rapidly approaching completion. Tunnels & Tunnelling International takes an exclusive look at the construction of Dubai Metro's underground sections.

  • Fatigue Analysis Software Keeps Rail on Track

    Fatigue analysis software can breathe new life into assets and save time and money during the design process. Paul French and Alex Hawkes investigate how reliable the readings are, particularly...

  • Travellers Turn to Social Networking

    Can social media benefit road, rail and air networks? Frances Penwill-Cook investigates if a combined and integrated system providing real-time information to travellers is likely to emerge in the future.

  • Revolutionising Rail with Robotics

    Leading robotics supplier ABB is keen to prove that robotics can revolutionise the rail industry. Frances Penwill-Cook takes a closer look at what kind of robots can enhance the railway...

  • South Korea Puts Tunnels to the Test

    South Korea faces a steep challenge in developing the transport infrastructure between its rapidly growing cities. Our sister publication Tunnels and Tunnelling International looks at how electronic blasting systems may...

  • EU Elections Keep Rail on Track

    In June 2009 voters headed to the polls to elect the next European Government and changes are expected in coming months. Daniel Garrun takes a closer look at EU plans...

  • French Connection

    Demand continues to escalate at the ever-growing Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Local and airport authorities have developed a strong focus on rail to enhance connectivity, as Alex Hawkes...

  • Saving Lives on Rail

    Automated external defibrillators are used by airlines and in airports to help save lives during sudden cardiac arrest. Frances Penwill-Cook looks at how, following some key deployments, the technology is...

  • Obama’s Vision for States United by Rail

    The Obama administration's $13bn investment in high-speed rail links is a huge change of direction for the US. Alex Hawkes investigates if such a policy could be jeopardised by America's...

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