Archive | February, 2010

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 1

23 Feb

In this series of posts I’m going to look at how train service information is conveyed to passengers and, taking Amsterdam Centraal Station as an example, explain the different areas involved in relaying that information and what the human and technical system considerations are when looking to improve such a service. The ‘Three C’s’of Passenger […]

How should rail in the community be subsidised?

22 Feb

“Why should taxpayers subsidise branch lines”, is a popular argument and the instant reaction is that they shouldn’t. However a popular problem amongst developed nations is road congestion and the cost of access charges to the road network (mainly Car Tax). Leaving aside the argument for extra taxes/charges to rebalance the “Economic externalities caused by […]