In April the Department for Transport set out its intentions for decarbonising UK transport. However, with Government’s much-needed rail electrification programme on hold, what needs to be done to reach this ambitious goal?
Phil Bulman provides insight into the latest thinking on track and train arrangements and improving financial sustainability in the UK rail sector.
Some massive changes have affected Britain’s rail network since the Government introduced Emergency Measures Agreements (EMA). Based on analysis of ORR and passenger revenue data, these EMAs are likely to be unsustainable. But what will replace them?
Onshoring could prove a rewarding post-pandemic recovery strategy for many UK-based OEMs, but are they ready to take advantage of this value-driving opportunity?
The 2020s may come to be looked back on in the broadcast media sector as the ‘pandemic decade;’ in which everything was redefined because of Covid-19 and its aftermath. Here we will explore what the impact will be, and how different players in the market will be affected.
While the concept of ‘split ticketing’ is nothing new, the recent launch of Trainline’s ‘SplitSave’ ticketing tool could allow many more passengers to cut costs on rail journeys by finding them clever combinations of tickets. Phil Bulman examines the future of rail ticket pricing in Britain.
Re-making, re-engineering, and transformation are all terms the auto retail sector was discussing before the crisis. The corona virus is offering a real opportunity to turn this rhetoric into reality. If there was ever a moment “not to waste a crisis”, it is now.
Northern Rail’s nationalisation is yet another reminder that the industry’s franchise model is flawed. In order to deliver the service and improvements needed, longer-term thinking and improved collaboration between key stakeholders are urgently required.