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An ear to the ground
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With security increasligly critical to safe and efficient rail operations, PETER DERRY considers the benefits of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS), the ease with which it could be implemented and the potential risks

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Patent of the month
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With the new Unitary Patent system due to be launched in 2017, patent attorney Rosie Hardy explains what it entails, how it sits alongside existing schemes, and the impact of possible Brexit

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Singapore
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Extensive plans are in place to expand the rail network in Singapore, not only to provide the capacity needed to meet demand as the city grows, but also to build a high speed rail link with Kuala Lumpur. Railway Strategies reports

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Infrarail Preview
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With less than one month to go, Railway Strategies takes a look at some of the exhibitors and products on view at this year’s Infrarail

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Spotting the terrorist threat
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Colin Evans, COO of Digital Barriers, outlines the measures rail companies can take to protect their passengers without reducing station throughput

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Metro Railways
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…A journey of transformation. Rick Eagar, Russell Pell, Philip Webster of Arthur D Little discuss the five key challenges for urban railways as they strive to meet future mobility needs For those of us who live and work in big cities – well over half the world’s population today, a

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Interview issue 127
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You have to be agile and responsive to fulfil the conditions of today’s rail franchises. LOROL MD Peter Austin talks to Gayay Sutton about transforming the London Overground into service excellence and creating an operating organisation that has change management at its heart

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Electrification report
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As the first phase of the Digitally Enabling Electrification scheme comes to a close, Ben Clark speaks to Adam Locke of Laing O’Rourke and Ali Najimi of Atkins to discuss its successes and its potential for driving unprecedented levels of productivity into the future of infrastructure development

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Enlarging the Farnworth Tunnel
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A specially designed TBM from Tunnel Engineering Services adapts to the unexpected, and completes the enlargement of the Farnworth tunnel ready for electrification

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HandS Strategy
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The rail industry is working together under the leadership of RSSB, to develop a Health and Safety Strategy that will identify a clear way ahead. JOHN ABBOTT, RSSB director of external engagement, explains

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