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Glasgow
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At over 120 years old, Glasgow’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ subway tunnel system is the third oldest underground urban railway still in operation throughout the world

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Heating
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… generates the best outcome. Aggreko’s John Anderson advises on how to ensure continuous emergency power, heating and cooling across the rail network

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Train now leaving
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I’m a big fan of trains. Actually, what I mean is I’m a big fan of rail travel. Actually, that’s not right either; what I meant to say is that I’m a big fan of the concept of rail travel, or what rail travel ought to be

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A model of good planning
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LEE MCDOUGALL from AHR Building Consultancy pierces the technical mystique still surrounds BIM and explains the uses and abuses

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Community Rail
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Faye Lambert, head of community rail at London Midland, talks about the true value of setting up community rail projects and engaging more deeply with local individuals and organisations

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Future today
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In an era of service disruption and inescapable economic uncertainty choosing the right technology can help rail companies to delight their customers. TERRY DUNN explains

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Sulzer
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Sulzer applies scrupulous quality standards, speed and precision engineering to Docklands Light Railway repair project

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Explosive situation
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With security at unprecidented levels people movement and security experts SIMON BABES and FATHI TARADA review the lessons learned from the February firebomb attack on the Hong Kong MTR, and how we can build a safer Crossrail

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Driverless
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Driver Only Operated and Driverless Trains – a safer orriskier future for global rail? Ideagen’s GREIG DUNCAN examines the global trends

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Patent of the month
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Patent attorney ROSIE HARDY explains how Loughborough University’s new REPOINT switching mechanism works and how it’s protected under UK patent 2516706

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