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Storm Clouds
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In November last year Storm Angus caused havoc on the railways. NICK HAWKINS examines how modern critical communications systems could not only improve passenger experience during disruption but also boost the speed, efficiency and safety of industry’s response In November 2016, large parts of the UK were subject to the

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Intelligent Maintenance
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Under intense pressure to maximise fleet availability? New condition monitoring technologies managed in the cloud are creating a paradigm shift in maintenance efficiency and rolling stock reliability. STEVEN DICKSON explains

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Patent of the month
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Patent attorney ROSIE HARDY explains the thinking behind a newly patented braking system that delivers safety improvements and more

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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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