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Analysis

  • China’s Rail Lines Going for Gold

    China has raised its game and created a world-class transport system for Beijing. It has been pitted by experts as being perfect for the 2008 Olympics and the springboard for...

  • Standardising Europe’s Systems

    Europe's diverse railway operations are moving closer together to exploit the massive business potential. However, speaking the same transport language is not without its headaches, writes Neil Pulling.

  • Russia the Rail Giant

    Essential to the smooth running of the country in the past, Russia's railways are seeing continual growth and success. With modernisation of track and stock, and lines spanning huge cross-country...

  • Going Green in Sweden

    With a rail sector geared toward environmental sustainability, the industry can learn much from a visit to Sweden. Alex Hawkes reports.

  • India’s Speedy New Scheme

    India is building an ambitious industrial corridor from New Delhi to Mumbai, which includes high-speed freight lines. Neil Pulling looks at the project, due to be complete in 2012.

  • A Bumpy Ride – Looking Back at 2007

    From 'heroic' light rail to 'villainous' delays, rail systems had their fair share of controversy throughout 2007. Neil Pulling takes a light-hearted look at some of the events of the...

  • Light Rail – the Solution to Inner-City Chaos?

    Tramways are mooted as a cost-effective solution to easing congestion in major metropolitan centres. However, the costs need to come down massively before more progress is made, as Neil Pulling...

  • The Need for Speed

    France wants a 350km/h railway but is this one technological step too far? While high-speed railways are expensive to build, we have to balance their costs against the environmental savings...

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