Aiming higher: time to raise the game

January 2010
Modern Railways;Jan2010, Vol. 67 Issue 736, p56
The article presents the text of the keynote speech by Tony Mercado, Director-Rail Technical & Professional at the Department for Transport (DfT), at the Golden Spanners meeting of the Fourth Friday Club in November 2009. Four goals based on the work of the Technical Strategy AdvisoryGroup that Mercado called on the rail industry to focus include customers, capacity, cost and carbon output. He identified some lessons from the reliability exhibited by the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway system.


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