AUGUST 2008 ISSUE: CONTENTS
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EDITORIAL COMMENT, NEWS & LETTERS [Download]
RAIL PROFESSIONAL COMMENT: Overcrowding is getting worse – but will the government act?
- Freight strategy criticised by Select Committee
- Aldridge makes mystery departure from HSBC Rail
- Eurostar adds extra trains as passenger numbers soar
- Grant and Brown recognised at Transport Management Awards
- Waverley line plans get thumbs up from locals
- More passengers happy with rail journeys, but fares 'still not value for money'
- Train companies take green steps
- Firstgroup: Oil price will fuel switch to rail
- Fares 'need review'
- MPs criticise 'lack of vision' on railways
- Market forces would be good for Network Rail
- A new tax regime would spread population more evenly
- High speed plans must not stop at Birmingham
- Machines are not all that tickety-boo
- Overcrowding makes toilets inaccessible for disabled passengers
BUSINESS NEWS & NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE [Download]
- DFT denies Kent commuters are already paying for high-speed trips
- Kelly raises hopes of new Liverpool tram network
- Government under fire for failure to back tram expansion
- Connex looks at services to rival Eurostar
NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE
Jez Maiden; David Maxwell; Matthew Colledge; Keith Whitmore; Ian MacDonald; Gerry Boyle; John Marshall; Hayley Forrest; Jonathan Moser; Neil Crossland; Liam Ryan; Mark Pritchard; Hans-Jörg Grundmann; Hugh Porter; Mike Coupe; Ian Johnson; John Morris; Jerry Evans; Sue Hirlihy; Ivor Catto; Kenneth Mason; Nicole Hoffman
COVER STORY: INTERVIEW WITH MAL MCGREEVY, GENERAL MANAGER OF NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS [Download]
Mal McGreevy talks to Andrew Mourant about the benefits of running an integrated railway – and how he has established a more reliable service
NEWS ANALYSIS: RAIL’S RENAISSANCE [Download]
Paul Clifton examines the reasons behind the rising revenues on the railways in the face of the economic downturn. Is rail seeing a renaissance at the very time passenger numbers should be expected to dip?
RANDALL'S RAILWAY: FILTERING THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR [Download]
Chris Randall wonders whether the current feel-good factor, caused by the fuel price rises tempting more travellers onto the railways, could turn out to be quite short lived
FEATURE: HIGH SPEED HOPES [Download]
Could a network of high-speed lines all but kill off the domestic air market? Paul Clifton looks at some of the proposals that are being floated
FEATURE: ELECTRIC DREAMS [Download]
Peter Plisner takes a closer look at the government's sudden enthusiasm for electrifying more of the network
FEATURE: RESOLVING THE SKILLS SHORTAGE [Download]
Graham Everitt examines why other technical professions often have better luck attracting engineers and other skilled staff – and what the rail industry needs to do to fill key positions
FEATURE: RAIL BUSINESS AWARDS [Download]
Tips for putting together winning entries; and Interfleet Technology’s views on surviving the credit crunch
FEATURE: IMPROVING THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE [Download]
Nick Chisnall explains how the rail industry can learn from the retail sector about improving customers’ experience – making it easier for passengers to buy add-ons such as car parking
FEATURE: SLIDING DOORS [Download]
When passengers are trapped in closing doors, it can lead to claims for damages. Ricky Lindsay explains how train operators can be prepared to defend against such claims
INSTITUTION OF RAILWAY OPERATORS [Download]
The IRO's first degree and diploma graduates.
Plus: dates for your diary
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES [Download]
A regular round-up of key resources.