Track Record


David Spaven has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances, and has had articles published over many years in the mainstream press and specialist journals such as Modern Railways and Rail Professional. Here are some recent examples where David and Deltix have generated media interest.


'Rail for All: delivering a modern, zero-carbon rail network in Scotland’

In 2020 John Finnie MSP, the Scottish Green Party’s spokesperson on transport, commissioned an expert report from Deltix Transport Consulting on the opportunities for rail in Scotland. The full report is available at the link below, together with a mini-report on Rail Decarbonisation, published as a supplement to Rail for All. In addition, based on the Deltix report (written by David Spaven and David Prescott), a Policy Briefing was launched by the Green Group of MSPs in January 2021, and can be viewed at the link below. 

Full Deltix Report: Deltix Rail for All Final Report Nov 2020.pdf
Mini-Report: Rail Decarbonisation mini report October 2020.pdf
Green Policy Briefing: Rail For All.pdf

Reflections on rail freight in Scotland:

David Spaven was the Scottish Representative of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) from 2011 to 2020. In the December 2020 issue of RFG News he reflected on the achievements (and failures) of rail freight in Scotland over the past couple of decades – as well as the opportunities for the future.

Article PDF: RFG Reflections Article.pdf
RFG News December 2020 issue:

Freight train photograph by Bill Roberton

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