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Simon Fletcher - Articles and news items

Driving forward to the railway system of tomorrow…

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

Welcoming anything new is always an exciting and often eagerly anticipated event. The arrival of this new year should be the same, but just what can we expect and how should the railway sector rise to the challenge?

Energising Europe’s railways…

Issue 1 2016 / 4 February 2016 /

As we turn the page from 2015 to the chapter headed 2016, it is the moment to focus on what this year is likely to bring forth. The key words for 2016 are energy, security, digitalisation and innovation. These are of course only some of the components of the railway system, but they are all key to the efficiency of the railway system and the attractiveness of rail to the customer. But managing them is not without its challenges!

UIC’s Coordinator Europe joins our Editorial Board

Rail industry news / 21 January 2015 /

European Railway Review is pleased to announce that Simon Fletcher, Coordinator Europe at the International Union of Railways (UIC) has joined our Editorial Board…

Foreword: Developing the vision and strategy for Europe’s future rail system

Issue 2 2014 / 11 April 2014 /

The rail sector’s vision is that railways, already vital to Europe’s social and economic well-being, will contribute even more in the future; an efficient rail system that is the backbone for the growth and competiveness of the European economy. Europe’s rail companies and stakeholders have collaborated to develop and publish the vision of the future European rail system. The Rail Operating Community (ROC) has taken this one step further and come together to set out a technical strategy to enable the vision to become reality.