Thought Leadership

Here we share our news, views and expertise on the rail industry.
Yes, no, when, where – the tram-train conundrum

In this three-part series, we discuss some of the key factors that steer decision making for tram-train schemes. Part one considers when to use tram-train systems, and some factors and risks that drive the decision making around usage.

Fleet replacement in the Williams-Shapps era

This thought leadership paper sets out IPEX’s ideas for how the creation of Great British Railways could enable a new model for the development of …

Rail Technology Magazine interviews IPEX

IPEX is delighted that our thought leadership article, ‘Decarbonising the Railway’, developed with Arcadis, has been published in the latest Rail Technology Magazine, page 76. …

Discontinuous electrification – Decarbonising the Railway

For the fourth of IPEX’s Industry Insights on decarbonising the railway, we have teamed up with Arcadis to provide a system-wide view of the opportunities …

Discontinuous electrification – repurposing existing rolling stock

In the third in our series examining the opportunities for discontinuous electrification, this paper discusses modification of existing rolling stock to provide a discontinuous electrification …

Discontinuous electrification – electrification hubs

On 12 February 2018, the Rt. Honourable Jo Johnson, then Minister of State at the Department for Transport, announced a new ambition to “take all …

Discontinuous electrification – majority electrification

The recent cull in electrification projects in the UK has seen a rise in the exploration of alternatives, particularly alternative fuels. Although this is an …

Japan, Inspiring Innovation in UK Rail

Innovation is a hot topic at the moment, particularly in the rail industry, but where does innovation come from? Some say it comes from inside …

What do hand dryers have to do with business performance?

Are you a proponent of the Dyson Airblade hand dryer? It seems to be widely appreciated and purchased accordingly – popping up in more and …