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Teams
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Improving rail technology and processes is only one half of the story when it comes to increasing efficiency and performance – it’s the teams of employees that make them work. Rebecca Foreman discusses the secret to working in creative harmony

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Recruitment
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PAUL PAYNE of recruitment specialist One Way discusses some of the upcoming challenges with recruiting into the rail industry

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Central Alliance
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Mobile mapping technology is invaluable, particularly in unstable or difficult-to-reach areas, to build a detailed picture of a site and detect hazardous land changes. RICHARD PIDCOCK explains how it greatly reduced the risks and improved results in Cumbria

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SKF
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As train operators increasingly focus on the total cost of ownership and lifetime value of their equipment, providers are developing their service and support offerings, says SKF’s STEVEN DICKSON

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Communications
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…is key to boosting passenger satisfaction. ALISTAIR GORDON explains how this has been achieved on DLR and Nottingham’s NET

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Big data
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DANIEL CHICK explains the enormous power of Big Data to improve anything from intelligent decision making to customer services. But, he says, to reap the benefits the railways must harness outside technology

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Patent of the month
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Patent attorney, Rosie Hardy, reviews POWERVE from IVM – a revolutionary weighing device that identifies bogie wheel issues

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eyes open
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When done well, collaboration between SMEs and corporates is delivering fast track rail innovation. DAVID REWCASTLE of law firm Bond Dickinson considers how this meeting of different cultures can be achieved successfully

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Ticketing
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The rate of innovation in the transport ticketing and payments sector is accelerating, yet the friction of the experience is still eroding the travelling public’s faith and preventing take-up. MARK MESSENGER, GM Asia Pacific at Vix Technology discusses why it’s time the industry provided solutions that go that extra mile

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Digital Backbone
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ADRIAN SWINDELLS explains how matching the right industrial PCs to the task in hand requires thought and forward planning

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