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Steer Davies Gleave recently held an invitation-only breakfast to discuss the impact and implications of the Fourth Railway Package. The event took place in the prestigious surroundings of One Whitehall Place in London, where an excellent turnout of guests, including a select panel of UK rail experts and key figures from the UK rail industry, participated in a lively discussion regarding the impacts of the legislation.
Steer Davies Gleave are proud to announce the appointment of several new Associates who specialise in the UK rail sector. Andrew Markham, David Smith and Michael Kilby are very welcome additions to the team and will further enhance our rail offer bringing extensive commercial and operations experience of the sector.
Delivering better value for money is a central objective of the UK’s rail industry and achieving this aim requires a sound understanding of trade-offs between system INPUTS like service levels and journey times, and OUTPUTS like cost, revenue and performance. Understanding these trade-offs helps the industry make best use of available capacity.
For demand and revenue forecasting there is an established understanding of the key drivers, such as service levels, journey time, crowding and fares.
The high-speed railways carrier Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) and its ‘italo’ train service reported recently that since its launch in April 2012, it has carried 1.5 million passengers and that it expected to reach its goal to surpass two million by the end of the 2012.
On the 28th April 2012, NTV commenced operations of the ‘Italo’ train service. NTV is a new, privately owned, Italian high speed passenger rail company. Since the April launch NTV’s Italo has significantly expanded its operation on the high speed rail network.
Transport investment in the North is vital to economic growth. Steer Davies Gleave will be taking this into account in its appointment by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Integrated Transport Authorities for South and West Yorkshire to develop a Long Term Rail Strategy (LTRS) for the North of England.
Rail Technology Magazine recently spoke to SDG Associate, Euan Mackay about the strategy.