Winter weather takes its toll

February 2011
Railway Gazette International;Feb2011, Vol. 167 Issue 2, p3
Trade Publication
The author comments in the impact of winter on the railroad industry. He mentions that rail services across much of Western Europe have been disrupted by the early arrival of severe winter weather at the end of November 2010, catching some operators unprepared. He questions why the effect of the recent winter was worse than usual since railways have made adjustments to snow and the cold weather in the past. He argues that the industry's response to disruption is hindered by the fragmentation between infrastructure managers and multiple train operators.


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