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Special Reports


Big Plan Big Changes

The Rail Delivery Group’s blueprint for rail’s future
■ Lots still to do: RDG Chief Executive Paul Plummer says the industry is ‘calling time’ on short-term fixes
■ Growth industry: RAIL presents a snapshot of how public and private investment is yielding major benefits
■ Building on success: How a public-private partnership has saved the railways from stagnation
■ Fares reform: RAIL’s fares and services expert Barry Doe explains why the current fares system needs fixing

Million Hour Challenge

Bringing the rail industry together to support Samaritans - in association with RDG and ORR.
■ Beyond the call - HM Chief Inspector of Railways IAN PROSSER and IAN STEVENS from Network Rail introduce the Million Hour Challenge and delve into its origins
■ Confronting the issue - PAUL STEPHEN investigates how the rail industry is already stepping up its efforts to tackle mental health problems and improve wellbeing
■ Time to help save others - Samaritans Chief Executive RUTH SUTHERLAND outlines some of the volunteering opportunities on offer from the Million Hour Challenge.

Intelligent Rail

Sponsored by Amey with expertise from Amey, BCRRE, Siemens, SYSTRA and 3Squared.

■ Why AMEY supports greater integration
■ Transreport’s Internet of Things technology
■ Intelligent rail solutions from SIEMENS
■ 3SQUARED’s innovative answer to ‘leaves on the line’
■ Introducing the Arrakis smart communication suite
■ BCRRE’s thought leadership and technological prowess
■ How SMEs hold the key to unlocking the Rail Sector Deal
■ SYSTRA’s guide to enhancing the passenger experience

Seven Wonders of the Railway 2018

Seven Wonders of the Railway 2018
The winners are announced!
As voted for by Rail readers

 

UKRRIN Conference Special Report

Rail magazine exclusively reports from the inaugural UKRRIN Annual Conference (#UKRRINannual), on how the ground-breaking new partnership with universities is providing the rail industry with a step change in research, development and innovation.

Worldwide Projects

■ Network Rail’s global ambitions
■ SYSTRA’s French connection
■ XRAIL’s Middle Eastern breakthrough
■ Digital expertise from Omnicom Balfour Beatty
■ Making Europe’s busiest station even bigger

Collaboration and Skills

■ Award-winning teamwork on Crossrail West 
■ HS2’s skills strategy
■ Increased value for money from 3Squared 
■ East Midlands Trains’ life-saving partnership
■ Hitachi and Bombardier up the ante on HS2 
■ Kier’s campaign to close the skills gap

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