Editor | Katie Woodward
Group Editor | Susanne Hauner
Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun
Writers | Joe Baker, Adele Berti, Ross Davies, Patrick Kingsland, Chris Lo
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A recent study by the European Court of Auditors has found that high-speed railways across Europe are bringing ‘low added value’, with services failing to meet their potential. Analysis of 5,000km of networks across six EU countries found that trains rarely operated at full speed and ran on average at 45% of their potential velocity. We ask what needs to be done to boost efficiency across the network.
In technology, we speak to Thales about the potential and pitfalls of using drones to inspect railways, take a closer look at MTR Crossrail’s virtual reality train station, and find out more about Siemens’ winning contract to build the next generation of trains for the London Underground’s Deep Tube Upgrade Programme.
Finally, we investigate the potential impact of the recently proposed merger between rail signalling giants Siemens and Alstom, and profile Paris Gare du Nord’s massive expansion project ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games.
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