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Currently, for a traditional tramway, the driving concept is the drive-on-sight operational procedure. The driver is responsible for controlling and adapting the tram’s speed in line with wayside signals and the limitations of the surrounding environment to ensure safe tram separation from other trams, vehicles and pedestrians.

A Peer Review on Fares Reform by Fitsum Teklu, Associate Director, SYSTRA.  A version of this article was first published in the April edition of Rail Review magazine.

The Reading Borough Council (RBC) Draft Local Plan was passed at the Strategic, Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on Tuesday 4th April 2017. It will now enter a six week consultation period, following which a revised Draft Local Plan will be submitted later in 2017, with the aim of the document being formally adopting in 2018.

“You survived MIPIM” is all I have heard since returning from MIPIM2017, the world’s leading property market event held annually in Cannes, France.  As a first time attendee this statement captures the trepidation which I had on the run up to the event: what is SYSTRA Limited and what am I personally seeking to get from the event? and, with regard to survival, will I have the stamina to cope with the legendary gruelling round of meetings, events and parties?

Since London followed Paris into the world of Public Bike Share (PBS), the British capital has been attracting a huge amount of attention amongst those interested in promoting cycling as transport. Now there are more than a dozen PBS schemes across all of the UK. But is it the best solution for your town or city?

On Wednesday 1st March Kirsty Whittaker and Ciara Szyman attended the Freight in the City Spring Summit at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The conference brought together representatives from local and national government along with some key private sector players.

Javier Abellan and Maria Jaen, two recent joiners to our London Office share some of their thoughts on life working for SYSTRA and the key challenges and opportunities for the transport sector.

A View of the Day

Young professionals from the transport and logistics sector across the UK descended on Edinburgh for the 15th annual CILT Young Professionals Conference.  With new advancements in the industry such as Uber, intelligent routeing, mobility as a service and further exciting changes on the horizon the conference highlighted the key messages arising in the sector.

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme focuses on the need to #BeBoldForChange. This is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As a global company, we wanted to speak to some of our female colleagues and find out how they have been bold for change throughout their careers and what International Women’s Day means to them.  

More risk can mean less danger. Without it, we are in danger of getting stuck in the wrong kind of loop says Pierre- Etienne Gautier

Innovation. It’s probably one of the most overused words in the business world. Who doesn’t want their company or products to be described as innovative? But every now and then, something comes along that really does deserve the term, something that threatens to be genuinely (to use another over-worked buzz word) groundbreaking.

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