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Driving seat
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The middle east, in spite of its immature transport infrastructure, is driving development initiatives in urban mobility. Global Management Consultancy experts Ralf Baron, Thomas Kurvella, Morsi Beruiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage explain how

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Need for speed
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Cyient’s Viswanath Machiraju discusses the scale of the skills challenge facing the global rail industry, and what must be done to overcome it

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Moving story
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As passenger numbers soar on London Overground services, Arriva Rail London’s MATTHEW BROMLEY, explains how the company is developing new technologies to enhance passenger management and address some of the issues of overcrowding

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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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