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CIVIL ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION p31-37 RTM explores Network Rail’s shift to greater use of alliances with lead contractors to deliver projects, by talking to the alliance managing the Hitchin Flyover scheme, and also gets a solar update on Blackfriars.


TRAINING & STAFF DEVELOPMENT p38-43 With the NSARE conference coming up, what are they key issues in railway training? We get a view from Institution of Mechanical Engineers transport head Philippa Oldham and also from the boss of MTR in Europe, Jeremy Long.


PERMANENT WAY SOLUTIONS p44-59 Mobile fl ash butt welding, the TRIME project to reduce damage to the third rail and the use of Mission Room technology to cut unnecessary site visits are among the innovations RTM examines in this section.


INNOTRANS 2012 PREVIEW p61-102 The world’s biggest rail trade fair is back in Berlin this September, and RTM brings you a comprehensive guide to the best stands to visit, the world premier technologies that will make their debuts, and the UK companies showcasing what they have to offer.


CRIME PREVENTION & PASSENGER SAFETY p103-114 We hear from the RSSB on level crossing safety, Passenger Focus on passenger perceptions, and the British Transport Police on ScotRail’s ban on alcohol on its trains after 9pm.


SIGNALLING & COMMUNICATIONS p115-126 Mark Langman, Network Rail’s route managing director for Wales, gives RTM an insight into the Cardiff area re-signalling project, while we also hear from the IRSE on Aspect 2012.


LIGHT RAIL p127-133 Centro’s Geoff Inskip makes the case for tram-train investment, and we get a comprehensive update on the Montpellier tram extension in France – serviced by some of the most colourful trams anywhere.


ROLLING STOCK p134-140 South West Trains and Siemens explain how a host of technological improvements are working together to improve fl eet reliability, while Hitachi Rail Europe MD Keith Jordan explains what the IEP sign-off will mean for the UK.


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CRIME PREVENTION & PASSENGER SAFETY


31-37 CIVIL ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION


PERMANENT WAY SOLUTIONS 44-59 EDITORIAL BOARD


Andy Mitchell is the Programme Director for Crossrail. He also directed the Southern Power


Upgrade project and secured funding and consents for the Thameslink programme. Mitchell is also a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers.


2 | rail technology magazine Aug/Sep 12


Lord Tony Berkeley chairs the Rail Freight Group. He is the Secretary of the All- Party Parliamentary


Rail Group, a board member of the European Rail Freight Association, member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport.


Dave Mullin is Innovation Programme


Manager at Network Rail. Mullin is also


the non-executive director for SITC (Security Innovation and Technology Consortium).


Neil Andrew


is Head of Systems and Technology at Balfour Beatty Rail. Balfour Beatty is


an international rail engineering, design and construction business.


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