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Special Reports


National Rail Awards special issue

National Rail Awards Special Report
■ Customer service excellence
■ Infrastructure achievement of the year
■ Freight and logistics achievement of the year
■ Innovation of the year
■ Major project of the year
■ Sustainable development award
■ Safety award
■ Train of the year
■ Outstanding teamwork award
■ Station of the year
■ Passenger operator of the year
■ Outstanding personal contribution
■ Judges’ special awards

High Speed (Issue 858)

High Speed Special Report (Issue 858)
■ Siemens' Velaro Novo
■ Private finance for HS2?
■ Cost-efficient solutions
■ Hitachi and Bombardier join forces
■ Securing HS2’s skills legacy

Innovation

Innovation Special Report
Sponsored by Ukrrin
■ UKRRIN’s ground-breaking new partnership
■ Europe’s largest railway research centre
■ How technology is creating a better railway
■ Digital expertise from Taylor Woodrow
■ Creating a safer railway

The New Transformers

The New Transformers

■ Creating the 21st century railway

■ 18 women with very different backgrounds talk about their careers

■ Attracting women to the industry

■ How the "New Transformers" are designing, building and operating the railway of tomorrow

Digital Railway

Digital Rail Special Report
As first phase schemes including Thameslink and Crossrail move closer to completion later this year, Network Rail’s Managing Director for Digital Railway David Waboso outlines his vision to Paul Stephen for where the DR programme rollout will go next.
See inside for:
■ David Waboso reveals next steps for DR
■ Behind the scenes at Thameslink
■ Expertise from SYSTRA and Siemens

High Speed 1 Anniversary Special

St Pancras at 150
In a special 16-page supplement, RAIL and HS1 Ltd kick off the birthday celebrations for the nation’s favourite station.
■ EXCLUSIVE: HS1 CEO interview
■ Hidden history uncovered

On cyber alert

RSA Special Report
Britain’s railways have a proud record as one of the safest and most intensively used networks in the world, but difficult challenges are ahead to maintain this performance as the adoption of new technologies creates new risks, warns RSA.

Learning from History

A Network Rail special
Learning from history: Lessons from past accidents 1981-2017

UK rail in a globalised world

■ EGIS Rail’s UK ambitions
■ Alstom’s hydrogen train
■ Bechtel heads down under
■ Digital expertise from Siemens
■ Colas Rail’s Moroccan legacy
■ SYSTRA’s French connection

​Celebrating 10 years of Hitachi in the UK

Ten years: olympic standard
■ How ‘395s’ transformed Kent
■ Karen Boswell exclusive
■ Training tomorrow’s rail staff