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Trackwatch: Changes during April 2020

Martyn Brailsford

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during April 2020...

Martyn Brailsford
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Getting to net-zero

DAVID SHIRRES

DAVID SHIRRES argues that railway electrification is the way to go...

DAVID SHIRRES

MARKET STRESS-TESTING ROLLING STOCK LEASING

ROGER FORD

■ ROSCOs shut out by new funding sources...

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GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT RAIL TRAVEL

Change of messaging urgently needed...

Alan Williams: July 2020

ALAN WILLIAMS

One positive outcome of the Dominic Cummings saga has been...

ALAN WILLIAMS
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WHAT IS THE BEST SERVICE PATTERN FOR HS2?

WILLIAM BARTER

WILLIAM BARTER suggests the Revised Business Case for HS2...

WILLIAM BARTER

Post-Covid Prospects for Construction Traffic by Rail

Tarmac's Head of Rail Chris Swan talks to Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt about how the construction sector has been affected by the current crisis and the opportunities for rail freight in the post-Covid recovery.

Passenger Rail and the Covid-19 Fightback

Dave Kaye, Chief Operating Officer (Rail) for Abellio UK, talks to Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt about the recovery of passenger rail during the Covid pandemic and how services are being increased as lockdown measures are eased.

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Modern Railways June 2020

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PAN UP: GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME PART TWO – GETTING IT RIGHT

Ian Walmsley

The stock for HS2 has been specified with similarities to IEP...

Ian Walmsley

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