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  • 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.

  • Tackling a Leafy Issue

    Malcolm Higgins has spent eight years and £5m developing a solution to the age-old leaves on the line problem. He says his laser railhead cleaner is quicker, cheaper and safer...

  • Riding the Green Line

    Want to travel in style and comfort, and aid the environment at the same time? Dr Gareth Evans looks at how biodiesel blends could be a potential fuel choice of...

  • Gold Medal Services

    London may still be a way off from being in the grip of Olympic fever, but change is still happening, and fast. Howard Johnston looks at how London is moving...

  • Eurostar Revamps High-Speed Service

    With record-breaking runs and a new home, Eurostar's High Speed 1 London–Paris service is hitting the headlines. Neil Pulling takes a closer look at the journey already taken by Eurostar's...


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