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RVE 2021

4TH NOVEMBER 2021 at DERBY ARENA, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, UK

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Latest from Key Modern Railways

RESERVATIONS - Walk-on versus ambiance

ROGER FORD

■ Inter-city operators under fire
■ LNER running dual system

ROGER FORD

Williams-Shapps: what future for open access?

ROGER FORD

■ Increased track access charges for new ventures
■ Revenue abstraction criteria eased
■ Existing operators protected

ROGER FORD

Seeking the cure for cracks

ROGER FORD

DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues

ROGER FORD

Williams-Shapps Plan: creating the new model railway

ROGER FORD

ROGER FORD CONTINUES HIS ANALYSIS OF THE WILLIAMS-SHAPPS PLAN
■ DfT developing ‘operating model’
■ Transition Team in action
■ Timelines emerging

ROGER FORD

Siemens reboots affordable signalling renewals

ROGER FORD

Low Cost Digital Ready approach to be applied in Devon and Cornwall

ROGER FORD

Hardware hamstrings ECML 2022 timetable plans

ROGER FORD

■ Deferral recommended to May 2023
■ Azuma crack repair timescale still unknown
■ Grid supply upgrade delay
■ £1.2bn enhancements waiting

ROGER FORD

ROLLING STOCK: WILLIAMS-SHAPPS PLAN CREATES VACUUM

ROGER FORD

Roger Ford analyses the rolling stock implications of the White Paper

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LESSONS FROM THE RECORD RUN

ROGER FORD

What can we learn from Avanti West Coast's London to Glasgow speed run?

ROGER FORD

Electrification metric rediscovered

ROGER FORD

How can we prioritise electrification schemes?

ROGER FORD

Reliability metrics compared

ROGER FORD

MTIN vs 701(D) – if it ain’t broke?

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Rail in the Midlands

to

Derby, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

This year's Rail in the Midlands Conference takes place as part of Modern Railways RVE, bringing together two established events within the Modern Railways brand.

RVE 2021

to

Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

Golden Whistle Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis