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Japan
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The Japanese love their railway, even though it was privatised 30 years ago. NADEEM KARBHARI finds out how it’s managed, and identifies some cultural ideas that mighttransfer well to the UK

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E-Ticketing
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How the not so humble mobile is set to bring the rail industry up to the minute with futuristic advanced e-ticketing. FRED MARTINEZ explains

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Operational Excellence
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When the pressure is on to maintain and improve an increasingly busy network, obtaining a truly evidence-based view of operational reality can reduce both risks and costs while increasing productivity. NEIL SINGH explains the concept of operational excellence

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Keeping the trains running
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JOHN ANDERSON identifies the top five challenges to providing power for the rail network

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Drainage Management
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Network Rail High Speed adopts the Wincan software suite for the management and maintenance of its drainage assets

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jam-tomorrow
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…is no good if you’re travelling today. Hard lessons have been learned about managing passenger flows during infrastructure redevelopment programmes, and a clear best practice is emerging. DAVID WATTS explains

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digital-transformation
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Improving train reliability could be just half the digital transformation story. Rebecca Crook at the BIO Agency suggests that we have an enormous opportunity to improve the customer experience at a fraction of the cost

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using-data
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A recent survey reveals that the digital transformation of competency management systems is set to have a major impact on the future of the railways. JAMES FOX, commercial director at 3Squared, discusses the revolution ahead

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modular-approach
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ED NEWMAN-SANDERS, technical director at Atkins, discusses the use of prefabrication in the construction of Crossrail’s new Custom House station, and suggests this modular approach might be the future for major rail infrastructure projects

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digitisation
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he rail industry is taking strides in preparing for the digital world. VISHWANATH MACHIRAJU discusses the latest developments and talking points to emerge from InnoTrans 2016

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