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  • 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...

  • Rail Combats the Cold

    It is possible to run an efficient railway service even in wintery conditions, but it can be an expensive business. Neil Pulling looks at how countries all over the world...

  • The Crossrail Skills Crisis

    The UK Government is showing its support for London's £16bn Crossrail scheme and is set to recruit. But how will it compete with the sheer volume of workers needed for...

  • UK Rail Planning – the Next 30 Years

    A new White Paper has assessed and planned the future of Britain's railway infrastructure. Howard Johnston looks at forthcoming projects and improvements, and how they are expected to increase sustainability.

  • Next Stop 2008

    Howard Johnston reflects on the past record-breaking year in the rail industry and how it has set the pace for 2008.

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