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Analysis

  • RFID and Rail: Advanced Tracking Technology

    Improving automation and reducing costs, an evolving technology has made the tracking of rail vehicles seem effortless. Paul French catches up with RFID pioneer Dr Jerry Landt to find out...

  • Asia – the New Rail Frontier

    India and China are leading the way in railway investment in Asia, with both economies soon set to outstrip Japan's. Neil Pulling examines the opportunities that come with these burgeoning...

  • Euro Policy: Balancing the Rail Budget

    European transport policy is decided in Brussels, but is this taken into account when making changes and upgrades? Howard Johnston wonders whether the environment – or saving money – is...

  • Visionary Technology

    Could a new surveillance system be the answer to the threat of criminal behaviour on our railways? Dr Gareth Evans asks if intelligent vision systems will ever replace the effectiveness...

  • China Invests in a New Age of Rail

    China is undergoing radical change in the development of its railway network, locomotives and rolling stock. David Mackay looks into the new opportunities that could exist as the country wakes...

  • Maglev – the Great Debate

    Can a revolutionary sprint train cut the mustard over the long haul? David Binning sets out for a bit of high-speed trainspotting.

  • Electronic Ticketing: Turn Up and Go Travel

    Quick, convenient and simple, electronic forms of ticketing are gaining popularity in our fast-paced lives. Neil Pulling examines how both rail companies and passengers are benefiting from paperless travel.

  • Does Europe Have the Stamina for Change?

    Billions may need to be invested in rail to persuade European travellers to meet world environmental targets. At the same time, significant sums are being spent as the UK's image-conscious...

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