Welcome to the latest issue of Future Rail.

Not only does electrification help decarbonise rail, but it also has the potential to enable a modal shift of freight from road to rail. In our cover story, we look at the factors hampering the electrification of existing lines in the EU and the US.

Conversely, the rate of electrification in India over the last fifteen years has been impressive. We look at how the country updated its railways so quickly and learn about the technology being used to do so. Elsewhere, we explore the importance of cybersecurity in the rail sector, finding out how the industry may be further ahead than many think.

As well as this, we consider how climate change could impact railways in the coming years, and what maintenance will be needed to keep infrastructure in good shape. Finally, we look back at the most expensive rail construction projects to break ground last year and learn the important things to consider when leading rail megaprojects.

For all this and the latest rail industry news, comment, and analysis from GlobalData, read on. You can also follow us @FutureRail_Mag

Peter Nilson, editor