JULY 2008 ISSUE: CONTENTS
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EDITORIAL COMMENT, NEWS & LETTERS [Download]
RAIL PROFESSIONAL COMMENT: Government cannot ignore case for high speed
- Sheffield residents protest about gating of station…
- … as Government reiterates commitment to barriers
- Network Rail and ORR clash over CP4 funding
- HS2 'vital to prosperity and sustainability'
- Manchester c-charge gives boost for rail
- Lib Dems want fully electric network and high-speed lines
- Kelly switches to electrification
- RFG conference hears about access charges, superlorries and supermarket possibilities
- What about a national railcard?
- Forget Heathrow, there are more worthy routes for high-speed lines
- Don't forget about Wealdenlink
- Station access is vital for city
- Disabled access to station is vital for wheelchair users
BUSINESS NEWS & NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE [Download]
- Network Rail stalls on plans to raise £10bn
- Petrol pump blues are good news for US rail
- Rail travel in Scotland set to become smarter
- Resurgent Eurotunnel eyes bid for HS1
NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE
Jamie Ross; Philip Purdy; Louise Ellman; Graham Smith; Peter Lovegrove; Iain Hildreth; Ron Culley;Andy Milner; Philip Collard; Michael Schabas; Mark Causebrook; Rob Naybour; Stewart Player
COVER STORY: INTERVIEW WITH ALAN TOMLIN, CEO OF THE TRAINLINE [Download]
TheTrainline's CEO Alan Tomlin talks to Katie Silvester about integrating Oyster and ITSO the easy way and why he thinks all discounted tickets should be available through thetrainline.com
NEWS ANALYSIS: CROWDED OUT [Download]
Southern has just introduced regenerative braking on its trains. But why, asks Paul Clifton, has it taken so long to implement when Bombardier fitted regen braking capability to the Electrostar trains five years ago?
RANDALL'S RAILWAY: NETWORK RAIL LOSES BONUS POINTS [Download]
Chris Randall takes a dim view of the bonuses paid to Network Rail’s management team and asks whether the RMT’s Bob Crow has lost touch with reality
FEATURE: WEST COAST WORRIES [Download]
Peter Plisner brings us up-to-date on the saga of the West Coast Main Line upgrade and how Virgin has found a way to run trains around the blocades with its 'blockbuster service'
FEATURE: PERFECT TIMING [Download]
Jonathan Tyler explains how the East Coast Main Line timetable could be rationalised, using the principles applied to timetabling in Holland and Switzerland
FEATURE: MACHINES TAKE OVER [Download]
South West Trains is planning to cut ticket office opening hours at some stations and introduce more ticket machines instead. Internal documents were leaked to Paul Clifton
FEATURE: THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT [Download]
Sam Boileau looks at environmental controls, designed to encourage the rail industry to cut emissions
FEATURE: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEMPS [Download]
Employers are often uncertain about what their obligations are towards temporary workers. Elizabeth Acheson explains what the law expects of agencies and what it expects of companies that hire contractors
FEATURE: RAIL BUSINESS AWARDS [Download]
As the awards enter their 11th year, we look at what to expect at the 2008 ceremony. Find out what will be new and which treasured elements from previous years will remain
INSTITUTION OF RAILWAY OPERATORS [Download]
Robin Hirsch on why the UK should compare itself to successful railways in other countries.
Plus: dates for your diary
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES [Download]
A regular round-up of key resources.