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the no 1. commercial connection COVER STORY


THE NEXT STATION


Making stations better, greener – and then a thing of the past DEMOLITION DERBY


The archetypal rail town looks to the future LESSONS FROM LITHUANIA


How smaller EU nations are delivering for passengers


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IN THIS ISSUE


20 Responding to Roy Rick Haythornthwaite explains Network Rail’s attempts to meet Sir Roy McNulty’s cost challenge.


22 Railtex Review Pictures, reaction and all the news from this year’s biggest UK rail event.


24 Supplied not demanded Network Rail’s Simon Kirby sets out the new thinking on supplier engagement in an interview with RTM.


RHOMBERG RAIL UK


the independent technical trade jour nal for the UK rail industry 26 Bus tours and Boris


The ups and downs of the Campaign for High Speed Rail.


52 Rhomergerg Rail explains its work to retrofit rail tunnels and other infrastructure while services are still running.


32 Scared to Innovate


Invensys’ Christian Fry explains why the rail industry is stuck in a rut, and what to do about it.


EVERY ISSUE


03 Editor’s Comment The world according to Rail Technology Magazine.


04 News


Keep up to date with our latest rail industry news.


12 Company News


The latest happenings at the rail companies.


18 Inbox Tell us what you think.


26 Comment Sometimes controversial, always thought-provoking.


39 The Ideas Depot Readers’ solutions to rail challenges.


105 Buyers Guide Products and services worth thinking about.


110 Events


Exhibitions, conferences and shows, when and where.


111 Subscription See things from a different perspective – subscribe to Rail Technology Magazine.


112 The Last Word Last but not least.


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36 Good Planning Robbie Owen of NIPA tells us why the planning process matters to rail infrastructure


48 Sustainable Stations Richard Watts, lead partner on the EU SusStation project, explains why it pays to go green.


59 Lessons from Lithuania Why are smaller EU nations keeping their rail passengers so happy – and what is Poland doing wrong?


64 Latent demand Passengers are filling every new seat created on the London Overground, explains TfL’s Howard Smith.


78 Station design


Piers Connor and Felix Schmid discuss making stations work better for passengers – and some of the mistakes made in the past.


84 Power struggle Network Rail’s head of electrification, Peter Dearman, has got some very busy years ahead of him.


97 No more stations


Paul Priestman explains his radical ‘moving platforms’ concept where trains dock with trams instead of serving stations.


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