The success and continued growth of business for the rail industry is vital to infrastructure development. Railtech is one of the major European events that brings together representatives form many of the industry's main innovating companies. By providing an ideal forum for engineers from all disciplines to meet and discuss today's projects and those of the future, it addresses the need for information and technology transfer. The need for railway technology to support and lead the industry in new areas of reliability, comfort, and customer satisfaction is greater than ever. A wide range of topics across the whole field of railway engineering and business development are tackled. One of even proceedings texts from this conference, this volume covers the future of the rail industry.
Environmental noise issues for operators of a new railway service, A.E.J. Hardy; new railways - the environmental noise dividend, C.J. Manning; design analysis of interior and exterior noise, C.F. McCulloch and E. De Geest; buying trains is easy?, I.R. Mylroi et al; making light rail affordable and attractive, D.T. Catling and T. Griffin; review of the environmental conditions inside an immobilized train in a tunnel, C.W. Pope et al; steer-by-wire - a railway technology for the future?, R.M. Goodall; a new MEng degree in railway engineering and systems, D.M. Lilley; UTILITY - utilization of transport infrastructure and land through information technology, F.C. Perrott and A.C. Renfrew; the use of simulators and CBT for railway driver training, J.W. Scott; virtual reality - toy or tool?, M. Hayhoe; progress on the Japanese Maglev system, C.J. Goodman.