Beyond Expectations - high speed premium class travel by train
Published on: 15th March 2011
We first launched our concept for premium class rail travel to an enthusiastic audience in a presentation by Paul Rutter, our Transportation Sector Manager, at the Railway Interior Expo held in Hong Kong towards the end of last year.
The rapid increase in long distance, high speed rail services, especially in China and Europe, though soon in North America too, will generate a potential demand for feature rich, service focused business class travel by train. DCA believes that business travellers in particular will be prepared to pay a significantly enhanced fare for a high quality, personalised, premium class service that delivers genuine value to them during their journey and offers significant advantages over the equivalent air travel options.
Since the Hong Kong presentation Paul has worked together with Rob Bassil, DCA’s Technical Director, to further develop our ideas. Both Modern Railways Magazine (PDF) and Railway Strategies (PDF) have now published articles describing our current thinking in this area.