European Rail Radar

In: Religion Topics

Submitted By jayyoung
Words 5177
Pages 21

Executive Radar 2011
European Rail Industry

As a top strategy consultancy in the rail sector, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants actively supports industry leaders in identifying challenges, uncovering solutions and driving decisive change in their organizations. We have identified a growing need for dialogue amongst senior railway executives regarding the key issues that drive the industry. Therefore, we launched an "Executive Radar" to support executivelevel thinking in the European railway industry. This survey was conducted between July and September 2011, involving more than 150 top industry executives and representing a broad range of segments and positions in the value chain. The survey captured prevailing trends on two hot topics: > How have liberalization and privatization already affected companies along the value chain and what will be the biggest challenges in the coming years? > Which instruments can increase your companies' profitability and strengthen the sustainability of your financial base? Here we present the conclusions and trust you will find them insightful in supporting your strategic thinking and decision making. We would welcome the opportunity to have a more detailed discussion directly with you on any of the issues presented.


Christoph Beseler
Didier Bréchemier Francesco Calvi Parisetti Alain d'Oultremont Roland Falb Boris Firsov Pedro Galhardas Andreas Schwilling René Seyger Martin Streichfuss

(Paris) (Milan) (Brussels) (Vienna) (Moscow) (Lisbon) (Munich) (Amsterdam) (Düsseldorf)

Roland Zsilinszky


Survey responses from almost 60 top managers from eleven countries…...

Similar Documents

Metro Rail 1983 when voters rejected a rail plan by referendum.[3] Voter referendum in 1988 approved a 20 mile light rail plan;[4] however, Bob Lanier was elected mayor in 1992 and stopped the plan.[3] In 1991, U.S. Rep. Tom Delay, removed $65 million in federal funding for the rail line.[3] Then, Houston drew up a rail plan with entirely local funding. In 2001, several groups sued to stop construction, claiming that the METRO organization was a "private business" and subject to Houston City Charter provisions regulating business use of its streets;[5] they obtained 2 temporary injunctions in January 2001, which were reversed by appeals court on March 9, 2001.[5] Ground was broken on this line on March 13, 2001.[6] The opening of METRORail on January 1, 2004, came 64 years after the previous streetcar system had been shut down.[7] The cost was $325 million [8] Houston was the largest city in the United States without a rail system after the 1990 opening of the Blue Line in Los Angeles. Tom Delay strongly opposed construction of the METRORAIL line and twice blocked federal funding for the system in the United States House of Representatives.[9] Thus the Metrorail was built without any federal funding until November 2011 when a $900 million grant was approved for expansions.[10] In spite of the opposition of some groups to the Metrorail, surveys conducted by Stephen Klineberg and Rice University have shown consistent increases in support of rail transport and decreases in......

Words: 304 - Pages: 2

The Radar a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar This is a radar......

Words: 456 - Pages: 2

Freight to Rail

...advantages of moving freight by rail. 9 3. In respect of South Africa, how can Government influence freight modal split in favour of rail? 12 4. References 16 (i) Why is such a greater proportion of freight carried by road? It is a well-known fact that ‘without trucks, South Africa stops!’ Trucks are the only way to reach most factories, stores, restaurants and homes. They carry everything, from TVs and computers to clothes, medicine, children’s toys, food and construction materials – all along the production chain, to local stores and doorsteps. The current inefficiencies of the rail infrastructure in South Africa is the main cause why such a greater proportion of freight is carried by road. It is true that approximately 80% of all freight in South Africa is transported by road. The routes travelled include both proclaimed and un-proclaimed roads. The un-proclaimed roads make up an estimated 140,000 km that mostly serve rural areas. The un-proclaimed roads do not fall under the road inventory of Government and as such do not get maintained even though they are important access routes for rural communities. The deregulation of freight transport in South Africa two decades ago, and low historical investment in rail which resulted in poor service delivery, has caused the increased rail to road phenomenon. In South Africa our economy faces major challenges through the lack of an effective freight rail service in terms of the......

Words: 3456 - Pages: 14

European Policy

...European policy responses Until September 2008, European policy measures were limited to a small number of countries (Spain and Italy). In both countries, the measures were dedicated to households (tax rebates) reform of the taxation system to support specific sectors such as housing. The European Commission proposed a €200 billion stimulus plan to be implemented at the European level by the countries. At the beginning of 2009, the UK and Spain completed their initial plans, while Germany announced a new plan. On September 29, 2008 the Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch authorities partially nationalized Fortis. The German government bailed out Hypo Real Estate. On 8 October 2008 the British Government announced a bank rescue package of around £500 billion[74] ($850 billion at the time). The plan comprises three parts. The first £200 billion would be made in regards to the banks in liquidity stack. The second part will consist of the state government increasing the capital market within the banks. Along with this, £50 billion will be made available if the banks needed it, finally the government will write away any eligible lending between the British banks with a limit to £250 billion. In early December German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück indicated that he does not believe in a "Great Rescue Plan" and indicated reluctance to spend more money addressing the crisis.[75] In March 2009, The European Union Presidency confirms that the EU is strongly resisting the US pressure......

Words: 1226 - Pages: 5

High Speed Rail

...Question: Critically analyse HR planning and develop a recruitment and selection plan for the UK High Speed Railway Project. 1.0 Introduction Within this report, the main influential factors which effect the development and construction of the High Speed Rail Project (HSR), will be identified and explored. Because approximately 20 per cent of all budgeted spending for transport in the UK between now and 2021 is allocated for HSR, strong human recourses and a robust recruitment and selection plan are vital to its success, (, 2013). This essay will analyse the strengths of existing HR strategies and choose suitable methods for recruitment, in the context of a large scale, long term national, government backed project. The key decisions will centre round union relations, agency recruitment versus long term employment contracts, potential of hiring from within existing similar industries and taking on employees new to the industry. This essentially pits useful experience of industry employees against employees with fresh perspectives to influence a change in culture, from other railway companies. The findings of this essay will be applicable to the actual HSR project as all theory and studies used within, are based on academic sources. This essay is structured to firstly explore the landscape surrounding this project and human recourse issues in general, before presenting conclusions. 2.0 Development In order to identify the main issues associated......

Words: 2296 - Pages: 10

Via Rail Report

...VIA Rail Final Report Executive Summary Contents of the Report The content of our report includes key findings about VIA rail such as the challenges it faces, missed opportunities, strategic recommendations for each of its gaps, financial implications, followed up with a conclusion and the next steps that VIA rail should take. Brief Description of the Service VIA rail is an independent crown corporation that provides Canadians with safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible public transportation. It operates nearly 500 trains every week on 13,000 km of track, and serves 450 communities across the country. It provides a number of services including on board, online, phone, and in-station. Challenges and Opportunities VIA Rail faces a number of challenges and opportunities that can that help the company grow and become more profitable. Some challenges that Via faces includes improving upon their food quality and prices as well as entertainment on board the train. On the other hand, Via also has a number of opportunities to develop growth and increase their profits. We noticed that Via is not servicing in certain geographical areas. A prime example of this is the area between Calgary and Edmonton as there is currently no service between these two destinations through VIA. In addition, we discovered that VIA does not provide a mobile application. By not having a mobile application, the company is missing out on providing a method for customers to purchase...

Words: 5014 - Pages: 21


...1. How is the history of European and Arabic cultural contact revealed through musical characteristics in places such as Spain and Bulgaria? In Spain, the history of European and Arabic cultural contact is revealed through the use of the instrument known as the Flamenco which is originally from Andalusia. The Flamenco is a Spanish musical tradition, accompanied by a guitar and passionate singing an d vibrant rhythm. The Flamenco brings together the strained timbre and heavy use of melisma which is typically in Arabic vocal traditions. Arabic influence is also revealed in the vibrant rhythmic activity of the style. The guitar became the standard instrument in the flamenco showing both Arabic emphasis on intricate melodic passages and the European taste for harmony. In Bulgaria, the history of European and Arabic cultural contact is revealed as a result of its location. It is in Turkish Ottaman empire and gets style influences from Western Asia. 2. What defines a music as classical as opposed to folk in the European context. How has classical music influenced folk music style and performance and vice versa? Classical music is generally considered European music. This is because classical music can only be successful where there wealthy patron and courts and is considered sophisticated. Folk music is often identified with the ills of the modern world. Folk music originated from classical music. 3. Drone is especially prominent in many European music traditions. What are......

Words: 307 - Pages: 2

European Union

...Lyn Klein Economics for Global Managers Professor Victoria Vernon Module 3 Case Study: European Union 7/3/14 The EU is facing a banking crisis. There are insolvent banks in Ireland and Spain, as well as other nations. They lent out too much money, often against real estate. There were real estate bubbles then the value of real estate fell and borrowers could not always pay back the loans. The Greek banking crisis was caused by the government spending too much and borrowing too much money. The economy collapsed causing the banks to be insolvent. Before the collapse banking was conservative. When a nation has insolvent banks belonging to the Euro zone make that problem much worse. There were silent funs on Greek banks, with capital flight; people are pulling their money out of the Greek banks and sending it elsewhere, making the Greek economy worse. The common currency zone escalates the problems. There are also capital and trade imbalances. Germany is exporting a great deal more than it imports, causing capital flows into Germany. Spain and Greece import more than they export so capital flow is out of the country. They need to become more productive at exporting, which is not always easy. In the 2000’s money flowed into periphery countries, borrowing rates were low and capital inflow brought rising standards of living. By 2010’s money was flowing out of the periphery countries and back into Northern Europe. Periphery economies were starved for investment...

Words: 8065 - Pages: 33

Pan European Transport Corridors

...Pan European Transport Corridors Overview The Pan-European Transport Corridors represent the ten key multimodal transport links of the Central and Eastern European transport infrastructure development program of the European Commission, ECMT and UNECE in 1994 (source: United Nations, 2009). The nine corridors consist of a set of eight rail and road links with a total length of 18,000 kilometers and one an inland waterway link, the river Danube. Corridors I-X The list of ten Pan European Transport Networks (See Map 3); • Corridor I, from Helsinki to Warsaw (first branch) and Gdansk (second branch) connecting Riga. • Corridor II, from Berlin to Moscow connecting Poznan, Warsaw, Brest, Minsk and Smolensk. • Corridor III, from Kiev to Brussels connecting Aachen, Cologne, Dresden, Wrocław, Katowice, Krakow and Lviv. • Corridor IV, from Dresden to Istanbul connecting Prague, Vienna, Budapest Craiova, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Plovdiv and Istanbul. • Corridor V, the East-West corridor, from Venice to Kiev through Trieste, Ljubljana, Budapest, Uzhhorod, Lviv and Kiev. • Corridor VI, the North-South corridor, from Gdansk to Brno connecting Katowice, Zilina, including a western branch, Katowice-Brno. • Corridor VII, the Northwest-Southeast corridor or the 2300 km long Danube River. • Corridor VIII, from Durres to Constanta connecting Tirana, Skopje, Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna. • Corridor IX, from Helsinki to Alexandroupolis connecting Vyborg, St. Petersburg Pskov, Gomel,...

Words: 537 - Pages: 3

Radar Cross Section

...Radar Cross Section (RCS) and the techniques to reduce RCS of a target By:- Namit Ohri - 12213010 Amit Vashisht – 12213004 Nikhil Harsoor – 12213011 Seemant Meena - 12116052 Introduction Definition Radar cross section(RCS) is the measure of a target's ability to reflect radar signals in the direction of the radar receiver, i.e. it is a measure of the ratio of backscatter power per steradian (unit solid angle) in the direction of the radar (from the target) to the power density that is intercepted by the target. Informally, the RCS of an object is the cross-sectional area of a perfectly reflecting sphere that would produce the same strength reflection as would the object in question.  A larger RCS indicates that an object is more easily detected. The conceptual definition of RCS includes the fact that not all of the radiated energy falls on the target. A target’s RCS (F) is most easily visualized as the product of three factors: F = Projected cross section x Reflectivity x Directivity Where, Reflectivity: The percent of intercepted power reradiated (scattered) by the target. Directivity: The ratio of the power scattered back in the radar's direction to the power that would have been backscattered had the scattering been uniform in all directions (i.e. isotropically). RCS depends upon Size, Material, Radar absorbent paint, Shape, directivity and orientation and surface of a target. For the case of an antenna the total RCS can be divided into two......

Words: 1638 - Pages: 7

High Speed Rails

...High Speed Rails Contents High Speed Rails 3 Chapter I - Introduction 3 I.1 Statement of the Problem 3 I.2 Question of the Study 3 I.3 Objective of the Paper 3 I. 4 Significance of the Study 4 Chapter II - Literature Review 4 II.1 Introduction and a Short Page of History 4 II.2 What is it exactly? A Definition 5 II. 3 What Are the Costs? 6 II. 4 Advantages of High-Speed Rails 8 II. 5 Disadvantages of High-Speed Rails 12 II. 6 Pollution 13 Chapter III – Methodology 18 Chapter IV – Findings 18 Chapter V – Conclusion 21 Abstract Technological developments are always meant to ease humans’ lives, in terms of commodity, and to offer performing solutions for their needs. However, often the technological developments are working in the benefit of humankind evolution, but in the detriment of the nature. High-speed rails are a model of such solutions, meant to improve humans’ lives. Their high speeds (between 200 and 431 km/hour), and their easy boarding (the time spent in boarding is less than 30 minutes, depending on the travelling class), transform the meaning of travelling, making it a real experience. Moreover, the high-speed rails lead to indirect benefits such as allowing the possibility to travel for business purposes, or to working relocation. On the other hand, indirectly, high-speed rails create negative outcomes: urban agglomerations because of this efficient transportation mode, automatically lead to people deserting the rural regions,......

Words: 6669 - Pages: 27


...Simple Pulse Radar The problem associated with CW Radar devices regarding the de-coupling from transmission path to reception path are solved by pulse Radar through the temporal separation of transmission and reception. For the suppression of very strongly cross-talking transmission pulses into the receiving system, the receiver input is short-circuited or decoupled by a circulator. Figure 1 shows a typical, simple pulse Radar system. To produce the pulses either magnetrons or switched amplifiers are employed. There is no reference from the transmission oscillator to the receiver, therefore non-coherent pulse Radar cannot measure Doppler and thus only the distance and not the speed of a target can be determined. Figure 1: Simple, non-coherent Radar. Coherent Pulse Radar/Pulse Doppler radar Coherent pulse Radar is in the position to deliver information regarding the range as well as Doppler information, i.e. the velocity and/or speed of an object. Here a coherent oscillator (COHO) is introduced on the transmission side, which also delivers the phase reference for the receiving signal. The transmitting oscillator (LO for Local Oscillator) is added on the transmitting end and is again taken out at the receiving end. In comparison to the Doppler frequency, which can be measured, both oscillators must be sufficiently stable for the entire time. In Figure 2, an example of coherent pulse Radar, a quadrature modulator is employed to additionally determine the direction of the......

Words: 2173 - Pages: 9

Strategic Rail Freight Application

...STRATEGIC RAIL FREIGHT APPLICATION PREVIOUS EXAMPLE: CORBY EUROHUB * Application 2006 * 2007 planning permission secured by Astral Developments * Early 2008 crisis and threats to sue and in October 2008 works starts on a road linking the DCs with the national rail network. * 2010 dispute to pay Section 106 payments or the Community Infrastructure Levy  * 2012 revised plan was granted to encourage balanced economic growth Suspected Abuse of Procedure A few years ago there was a similar application made by ProLogis in Corby for the Eurohub strategic rail freight terminal including warehouses and manufacturing buildings which was never built. Planning permission for this project was granted in 2007. It took a long time for any type of work to begin on the site, local people feared that the project had been cancelled, but in October 2008 they started construction of a road linking the DCs with the national rail network. ProLogis issued out a statement reassuring the public that everything was fine. Speaking on new rail freight terminal at the Eurohub main development in Corby in 2008 Simon Jenkins, from ProLogis, said: “We remain committed to the development of Eurohub Main, Corby, at which we have recently just completed the first phase of site preparation. The Stanion rail freight terminal was supposed to provide a direct train link to and from the Felixstowe......

Words: 808 - Pages: 4

Hs2 Rail

... 9 Appendices Appendix A - HS2 Questionnaire 11 Introduction High speed two (HS2) is proposed to be the UK's new high speed rail network, running from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. It will be funded by grant in aid from the government. It is estimated that the HS2 project will reduce journey times by half than the current travelling times on the normal rail network. It is also argued that it will provide the greenest, safest and most efficient form of transport whilst giving a major boost to business and the economy (Direct Gov, 2015). The purpose of this research project is to investigate the HS2 rail network in order to explore the impact it will have on the economy in terms of revenue and employment in the long run. Research Background High speed two (HS2) Ltd was set up in January 2009 by the British government in order to consider new high speed rail services between London and Scotland, in particular looking at the feasibility and the potential for future development of high speed rail networks. Reports for this remit were published in March 2010 by HS2 Ltd, with the government announcing its preferred option of having the Y network, serving London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds in a single line in October 2010. HS2 Ltd was requested to prepare a detailed proposal of the......

Words: 2239 - Pages: 9

Air Surveillance Radar

...Air Surveillance Radar Abstract This paper briefly explores the history and origins of air surveillance Radio Detection And Ranging (RADAR) radar systems and how they were developed in three major countries involved in World War II. These countries are the United States, Britain and Germany. Also discussed are the basic components of an air surveillance radar systems and what parts they play. The health concerns of Radio Frequency (RF) radiation such as cancer, reproductive malfunctions and cataracts will be discussed along with environmental and economic impacts. There are multiple political influences and implications associated with air surveillance radar. Wind energy sites and national security and military readiness are two that will be discussed. Also the degradation of the National Air Space (NAS) and military radar systems in the United States and how it has led to the search for new systems to better serve commercial and military aviation. This paper explores and discusses the many markets that use air surveillance radar and the companies that have invested in the development. Also discussed is the proof of concept Multi-Mission Radar that has been developed for use by the United States Army. Air surveillance radars are designed to detect, locate, track and classify a wide range of targets (SRC, Inc., 2016). Radar uses electromagnetic energy that is transmitted toward objects and observes the echoes returned from those targets (Skolnik, M. I., 2015). The......

Words: 6376 - Pages: 26

Trinidad and Tobago | Watch movie | Muppets Most Wanted