Welcome to the latest issue of Future Rail

The climate breakdown means that we face an increasingly uncertain environment. In our cover story, we explore some of the different solutions being implemented to safeguard railways against the growing threat of wildfires.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, one of the most important behavioural changes we all need to make is to make a great modal shift from aviation to the rails. In this issue, we look at how the subsidisation of low-cost airlines is hampering this shift, as well as learning about the new EU legislation that will attempt to facilitate it.

Elsewhere, we ponder the lack of driverless trains in London, find out about the new technologies keeping leaves off the lines, and profile the ten largest light rail networks in the world.

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