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Transport Futures' Intercity Travel Conference in Toronto

07 December 2017

We sponsored the Intercity Travel Conference, organised by Transport Futures and held in Toronto on 27 November 2017.  With a focus on rail and bus, the conference explored the past, present and future state of intercity travel in Ontario, through the lens of both local and international speakers, and their experiences.

Tags: Bus, Cities, Rail
Category: SDG in the news

Estimates of station usage in Great Britain

07 December 2017

Last week, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published their Estimates of Station Usage for 2016/17.

Over the last six years, Steer Davies Gleave has supported the ORR in producing these estimates and implementing, along the way, various methodological improvements to address known weaknesses.  

Tags: Rail, Stations
Region: UK & Ireland

Helen Waters and Richard Aitken join Steer Davies Gleave

28 November 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Waters and Richard Aitken, who join the firm to strengthen our offer in rail operations, rolling stock and innovation. 

Helen Waters joins as an Associate Director. Helen will lead the expansion of Steer Davies Gleave’s capabilities in these areas to both the firm’s existing and new rail clients. 

Studying prices and quality of rail passenger services

10 August 2017

Rail fares in most of Europe were at one point strictly regulated as a function of distance, in many cases to avoid private sector railways exploiting their market power. While some European railways still have such “kilometric” fares, at least for longer-distance travel, recent work by Steer Davies Gleave has revealed increasing diversity in not only the structure and level of fares but also how they are sold as tickets.

Passenger night trains in Europe, the end of the line?

23 May 2017

Passenger night trains carrying sleeping cars or couchette stock have been operated across Europe for over a century. Some railways continue to provide them as part of their long-distance services, or by agreement with neighbouring railways. Others have cut them back, because they are not profitable or not supported by a social, economic or environmental case.

Tags: Rail

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