In the next issue
After a ScotRail train derailed in Stonehaven, Scotland earlier this year, we explore the lessons to be learned from the tragedy, particularly in terms of climate risk and operational best practice.
We speak to a specialist cleaning company to find out more about the technical aspects of deep cleaning trains and railway stations to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We also find out whether energy-efficienct design choices at Birmingham Curzon Street, an upcoming hub being built for the UK’s High Speed 2 (HS2) line, will help it set a greener example for other stations to follow.
Also in this issue: we ask whether HS2 and other high-speed rail networks are delivering on their green commitments; find out what Indian Railways’ recent moves towards a private model will mean for passengers; and discuss the future of Brightline, the US’ only privately owned intercity rail service, which recently ended its partnership with Virgin Trains.
Finally, we debate whether railway taxes should be fundamentally changed in the UK and find out more about a project to create a bespoke digital language tool to assist with communication between train drivers of different nationalities.
Joe Baker, editor
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