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Innovation in action
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GHD’s Mike Grimsey explores a cultural shift in industry attitudes towards innovation and the potential impacts on Britain’s future railway

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The way forward
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Nigel Hyslop, president and managing director UK at Global Payments, discusses the relentless rollout of contactless ticketing across the rail network, and the new IT, payment choices and mobile apps that are powering its progress

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Harmonising safety standards
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Greig Duncan of Ideagen explores the background to the Fourth Railway Package, and discusses what it could mean for rail safety across Europe

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Europe gives its backing
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Natasha Marie Levanti of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ICE) reports on the latest resolution to come out of the EU Parliament, and its implications for the rail supply chain

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Moving forward post Brexit
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Patrick Flaherty, chief executive, UK & Ireland, AECOM
Frost & Sullivan’s senior partner and managing director for Europe Sarwant Singh
Dr Jon Lamonte, chair of Urban Transport Group
Maurizio Bragagni, CEO of cable manufacturer Tratos Ltd

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Moving forward post Brexit
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Following the Referendum vote for Brexit, NATASHA LEVANTI of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering looks at some of the impacts and considerations for the UK rail industry

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Not so smart
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Richard Farmer believes that rumours of the demise of the tangerine ticket may be a bit premature, and discusses some uncomfortable questions that need to be addressed before we sling our magnetic tickets and grab for a ‘smarter solution’

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Sir John Armitt
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After gathering evidence from hundreds of organisations and individuals across the UK, NNA chairman Sir JOHN ARMITT ponders on what we have learned about our infrastructure needs and what happens next

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California High Speed
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Transportation engineering company JL Patterson & Associates’ deployed a eBee RTK drone to survey a 30-mile rail corridor for the new California high-speed rail system. The result: phenomenal data accuracy, completed the job in a quarter of the time of terrestrial surveying, and at half the cost of employing manned aerial services

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Nigeria calling
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In the second of our series looking at rail operations worldwide, we turn to the emerging economies of Africa, and focus on Nigeria, one of the world’s most promising emerging economies, though unfortunately beset with problems

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