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A Way Forward on Reform?

A Way Forward on Reform?

Earlier this week, Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper broke cover and made his first major speech on rail.  Addressing a packed room he confirmed his commitment to rail reform and to the creation of Great British Railways as an integrated guiding mind for UK rail. Unlike some of his political counterparts, Harper comes […]

A renewal or an enhancement, do we need some common sense?

A renewal or an enhancement, do we need some common sense?

By Martin Bignell, Scottish and Northern Representative, RFG.   The railways industry and Network Rail is a huge ‘industrial complex’ operating within myriad rules and regulations born of decades of learning and convention, framed and codified at Privatisation and monitored and managed from the perspectives of safety, financial control and regulatory fairness. Innovation and progress […]

The power of image

The power of image

There’s been something of a shift in how rail freight is presented that increasingly brings joy, interest and positive messaging to the wider world about who and what is moving around the network. At a time when some of the creative branding applied to passenger rolling stock appears to be being neutered to standard pale […]

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