Thought Leadership

Here we share our news, views and expertise on the rail industry.
The rebirth of LNER

Renationalisation? Really? The announcement by the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP on 16 May 2018 that Virgin Trains East Coast would be taken back into …

The internal Tetris: a kernel solution

Introduction In common with any complex system our railways must balance multiple tensions between competing requirements and as the social, economic and political environment alters …

Putting the spring back in the seat of the passenger

Introduction Following on from IPEX’s industry insight introducing the concept of height adjustable seats to ensure comfort, a journalist contacted IPEX for an article being …

Reducing the damage caused by freight train derailments

Introduction Every year there are a number of derailments on our railways; most not getting any media coverage. This is no surprise as a train …

Are you sitting comfortably?

Introduction In recent years, many trains have been introduced with seats that are generally considered less comfortable than the seats on the trains they replace. …

Always on call

Introduction As a regular traveller by rail, as I slip off into some daydream, I often wonder what I would do if there was a …

Power to the people

Introduction In this rapidly changing environment that we live in, the railways are sometimes seen as conservative. This is true and is a result of …