Rail’s way forward…

I read your leader comment ‘Future technology, ghosts of the past’ on the way the rail industry is looking ahead, but being held up by old technology (Comment, 11 February) with interest.

Dare we give the maintenance crews GPS tools to take them to the fault?

Otherwise it’s like specifying the location in metres and giving them an Imperial tape with which to get there.

Is this why the airline Industry decided to use a common language?

Thank you for a thought-provoking magazine — keep up the good work

Brian Nicholson