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Editor | Eva Grey
Group Editor | Susanne Hauner
Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun
Writers | Joe Baker, Adele Berti, Ross Davies, Eva Grey
Magazine Designer | Marzia Compassi
Designers | Paulius Zutautas, Kate Cuntapay, Anett Arc, Sara Basto, Marzia Del Gaone, Ashley McPherson, Tyrrell Lowe
Lead Designer | John Hammond
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West
In the wake of the announcement that New York’s L train is preparing to take an 18-month hiatus for tunnel repairs, the residents of hip neighbourhood Williamsburg are scurrying to leave the area behind, disillusioned by the prospect of a commute without reliable public transport. The phenomenon made us ask: what are the social and economic implications when urban rail disappears from an area, and at what cost?
Another transformation we got our eye on is the changing role of train stations, as more and more people are using their travel time to run errands, from business meetings to grocery collection.
We also consider the future of train guards on an increasingly digitised network, and delve deeper into the Joint Rail Data Action Plan to understand how open data could lead to improved mobile services for passengers.
Finally, on the brink of winter, we turn our attention inside the carriage to see how train companies should manage fluctuating temperatures that can, at their most extreme, pose a real danger to passengers.
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