Dr. Mike Bent was born near Manchester in 1956.
He read Geography at Downing College, Cambridge and Transport Studies at Cranfield Institute of Technologly, Bedfordshire. He is now a full-time correspondent for a number of European rail transport and technology journals. He has also written several books on Norwegian and Spanish public transport history. At present he is preparing a series of books in Spanish on the regional history of Spanish railways.
Railvolution is a leading rail technology journal in Europe, established in the year 2001 under leadership of its chief-editor Jaromir Pernicka, offering in addition to professionally written features and news items an unsurpassed level of quality in layout, printing and illustrations. Magazine circulation is 20 000 copies. The magazine content is focused on railway activities in the whole world, that is to railway vehicles, infrastructure and sales.