David Briginshaw

David Briginshaw

RECENTLY in IRJ we have reported on a positive development with communications-based train control (CBTC) - its first application in Japan and, on the downside, the cancellation of a major…
WHILE members of the European Parliament's Tran Committee are currently debating amendments to the European Commission's Fourth Railway Package regarding the opening up of domestic passenger rail markets to competition,…
WHETHER we like it or not, change is one the certainties of life and anyone who tries to assert that things will remain the same is suffering from a serious…
TWO reports this month from Australia and Europe regarding additional infrastructure investment should give heart to the rail industry, but they also highlight the differing attitudes to investment around the…
MUCH of last month's UIC conference in Paris on GSM-R was devoted to the situation in Europe, where interference and lack of capacity have become important issues. There were also…
IN an ideal world human beings would never make mistakes and equipment and systems would never fail. Unfortunately we don't live in utopia as the spate of serious railway accidents…
THE way railway equipment is procured has changed considerably during the last 20 to 30 years, with competitive tendering now the norm in most parts of the world. While competition…
THIS is the third issue of IRJ this year to include feature articles on rail projects in Africa. It is not a coincidence, but reflects the growing rail revival taking…
THE operation of cross-border rail services, whether freight or passenger, has always been rail's Achilles' heel. Trucks, buses and cars pass from one country to another either without stopping where…
LISTENING to some of the frankly rather depressing presentations at a railfreight seminar last month in Vienna, I started to think that it is a minor miracle that rail carries…
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