Total Rail

Dear  N.K,

What we’re talking about this week:

  • The future is green for Dutch trains
  • A world first: Satellites control the Italian railway 
  • How Andy Byford transformed Toronto’s transit system 
  • What urban city design and mass-transit will look like in 2064
  • The 5 biggest rail marketing fails
Amsterdam railway

The future is green for Dutch trains

The Netherlands rail network will be running on wind energy from next year, and the country’s entire system will potentially be powered by green electricity by 2018.  This is a huge shake up for the country, who are showing clear signs that their environmental issues are taken exceptionally …

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Sardina train

A world first: Satellites control the Italian railway

A project which has been developed by European Space Agency, UK satellite operator Inmarsat, Ansaldo STS and Vodafone, is currently being used to modernise pre-existing data transitions. In doing so, it is implementing the idea of using navigation and telecom satellites in unison with pre-existing rail signalling systems. …

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andy byford ttc toronto transit metro

How Andy Byford transformed Toronto’s transit system

Andy Byford CEO of TTC (Toronto) has led the transformation of Toronto’s transit system. Here’s how he did it.

Byford relates how he was tempted from Sydney by the opportunity to reflect a turnaround and to rebuild a great system. 

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What urban city design and mass-transit will look like in 2064

What urban city design and mass-transit will look like in 2064

Paul Priestman, co-founding director ofPriestmangoode, tells us what urban city design and mass-transit will look like in 2064.

Paul introduced his ideas by highlighting the difference in the development process in China. 

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Eurostar

The 5 Biggest Rail Marketing Fails

When a marketing plan fails no one lets the company associated forget, which makes it a complete nightmare for all those involved. The press will write bad headlines and the public will complain relentlessly, before you know it you are having to make your apologises, and hope that it will all eventually calm down. …

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