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  • 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...

  • 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...

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