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Station safety
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KEVIN MURGATROYD looks at how station security can be smartly and sustainably improved by engaging the wider workforce and encouraging cross-team collaboration

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Better Bid
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Bidding for a rail franchise is a complex matter. Here, JEREMY ROBINSON, NIGEL TAYLOR and VINEET BUDHIRAJA from law firm Watson Farley & Williams LLP outline what should be considered from a merger control perspective and how best to respond to invitation to tender questions

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Harnessing VR
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PHILIP PAULEY explains how augmented and virtual reality could be the key to attracting a new generation of high performing engineers and delivering the Digital Railway

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Seeing the light
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How hi-visibility clothing is evolving and supporting safety standards across the rail industry:STUART JUKES explains

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Devolution
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RUSSELL JACKSON discusses the move towards devolution, and the opportunities and challenges it presents for the rail sector

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Merseyrail
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Rolling stock news

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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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