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In tunnel scaffolding
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Construction and engineering firm J Murphy & Sons Limited harnessed its innovation culture to create a mobile scaffold system specifically for the challenges of the Farnworth tunnel reinforcement sche

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Maintenance Issue 126
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Neil Singh explains how developing a clear view of the big-picture can help improve the safety-productivity dynamic in rail maintenance

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Rolling stock maintenance
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Artificial intelligence is with us today, and spreading into many industries. Bhoopathi Rapolu sets out how it can revolutionise rolling stock maintenance

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Security Issue 126
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Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have soared in popularity in recent years. Peter Derry, innovations director at Interserve, assesses the possibilities and contingent risks of using drones for security purposes in the rail industry, as well as their wider applicability for the sector

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Are you sitting comfprtably
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Stewart Beck of Southco explains how innovative hinge technology used in the aerospace sector could cost effectively improve seating comfort and enable the railways to compete with air travel

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Patent of the month
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This month, patent attorney ROSIE HARDY discusses some of the complexities of patenting and protecting GEC’s new multi-level rail management system – The rail industry adheres to the mantra to ‘innovate’. Innovate to increase capacity. Innovate to improve customer experience. Innovate to reduce carbon emissions and costs. There are many

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Ready to learn
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As skills shortages are starting to bite, LIBBIE HAMMOND talked to Alasdair Waddell, recruitment specialist at Network Rail, about the lessons that can be learned from its highly successful apprenticeship scheme With the Government’s plans to reach three million apprentices by 2020 and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

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Going underground with Doka in Doha
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Aiding both the objectives for Qatar Vision 2030 and the FIFA World Cup 2022, Doka has been supporting Qatar Rail’s ‘Doha Metro’ project, a mass-transport system that will assist Doha’s ongoing transformation into a modern centre for trade and industry Currently, the project is on track for a 2018 launch

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Understanding tomorrow’s travellers
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Providing a rail service that is competitive and compelling requires a solid understanding of the travelling public. MIRJA SICKEL discusses the six types of motivation and behaviour identified by research from Amadeus, and what this means for rail operators Understanding your customers is a key element of success for any

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Tottenham Court Road
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ANDY CADMAN, senior contracts manager at NG Bailey, talks about the challenges of redeveloping Tottenham Court Road Tube station Tottenham Court Road is one of the busiest Tube stations in London and, with the introduction of Crossrail in 2018, demand is likely to increase by around 30 per cent. Originally

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