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Analysis

  • 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...

  • Crossrail Safety: Stopping Fire in its Tracks

    London's Crossrail presents many engineering challenges, including making sure passengers are protected from fire risk. Daniel Garrun reports on the latest techniques promoted by industry experts during ViB's Fire Protection...

  • An Electric Dream

    Despite a worsening financial crisis, the UK Government is electrifying a large proportion of the country's railways. Neil Pulling examines why the issue is still up for debate.

  • Sydney Goes off the Rails

    It has long been recognised by Sydney's population that the city is fast outgrowing its limited rail infrastructure. Following the news that a number of high profile rail projects have...

  • Mind the Gap

    The additional protection offered from platform screen doors seems a logical safety measure for rail stations. However, despite the concept existing for over two decades, it has failed to be...

  • China’s Rail Boom: Opportunity or Threat?

    China has responded to tough economic times by promising rail investment on an epic scale. However, as Neil Pulling suggests, it could be bad news for international equipment manufacturers.

  • The Railway Name Game

    Railway industry manufacturers have taken to distinctive product names in a big way. Neil Pulling looks at the development of brands in the international rail vehicle market.

  • Station Surveillance Gets Signal to Go Ahead

    Transport requirements are pushing CCTV to areas where it has never been before. Al Elliott looks at what this could mean for railway stations eager to boost security propositions.

  • Obama Pulls into White House for Rail Boost

    The US's national transport infrastructure is badly crumbling but a new president could change that in years to come. Barack Obama has already shown commitment to a 'green' economy and...

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