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From 8 July, Transport for London (TfL) began tracking passengers across the entire London Underground metro network using Wi-Fi signals. Will privacy concerns surrounding the scheme outweigh its potential benefits? We find out in the next issue of Future Rail.
Also in this issue, we explore the impact of rail freight on small businesses in the US after a new industry report highlighted upcoming regulatory proposals that could reduce competition and hinder innovation. And, after a bizarre case in Russia whereby an entire disused railway bridge was stolen, we take a closer look at the issue of metal theft on the railways.
With the EU Agency for Railways assuming responsibility for vehicle authorisation and safety in Europe, we trace the saga of the Single EU Railway project in a timeline feature. Then it’s time to take a step into the virtual realm, as we find out about the lengths that game developers go to create hyper-realistic railway simulators.
Also in this issue, we ask if a new adaptable train carriage solution from UK-based 42 Technology could revolutionise train interiors, and if the relatively new concept of ‘Very Light Rail’ could become more prominent in the future. To round things up, we take a tour of some of the most beautiful and historically important funicular railways around the world.
Joe Baker, editor
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