Professor Andy Doherty, Network Rail’s CTO, sets out how Europe’s Shift2Rail research programme could be turned into reality and provide an essential tool for Britain’s infrastructure manager to innovate and change. David Briginshaw reports.
The replacement of life-expired trams on established light rail networks and continued investment in new lines helped to fuel a 43% increase in the sale of light rail vehicles last year, according to data from IRJ Pro. Jonny Dearden, market researcher for IRJ Pro, explores the factors driving growth and looks ahead to the prospects for 2017.
WITH many of the world’s leading rolling stock suppliers poised to promote their expertise and products this month at the Railtex exhibition in Britain and the International Association of Public Transport’s global summit in Montreal, it is apposite to assess the current state of the market.
A cross-border tram link between Strasbourg and the German town of Kehl was inaugurated on April 28, kicking off two days of celebrations marking the opening of the extension of Line D from Aristide Briande.
ALSTOM and Airbus have concluded a cybersecurity cooperation agreement, which was signed by Mr Marc Fontaine, the digital transformation officer at Airbus, and Mr Pascal Cléré, the senior vice president of Alstom’s digital mobility division, at the Airbus’s Blagnac facility in Toulouse.