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EMR takes stock

East Midlands Railway MD WILL ROGERS and Operations Director PAUL BARNFIELD update PHILIP SHERRATT on progress with the operator’s investment plan

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Fernandes and Clive take reins at Women in Rail

Women in Rail's new Chair is Christine Fernandes.

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NR starts annual leaf-busting campaign

Network Rail's North West & Central Region has started its annual rail head treatment programme to combat leaf fall.

Williams-Shapps Plan: creating the new model railway

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

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Celebrating innovation

Excitement is mounting for the Fourth Friday Club Railway Innovation Awards on 15 October. Modern Railways summarises a selection of entries

Williams-Shapps: what future for open access?

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

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Seeking the cure for cracks

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DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues

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Polishing the Crown

Ian Walmsley

Norwich Crown Point depot was opened in 1982 by Sir Peter Parker, British Rail Chairman. Nearly 40 years on, it has had a major upgrade for Swiss trains and a Dutch operator

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A NEW SLEEPER

DES BRADLEY describes his concept for a North East to South West overnight service

Freight to the fore at Rail in the Midlands Conference

Tarmac Head of Rail Chris Swan and Rail Operations UK CEO Karl Watts will be speaking at the Fourth Friday Club Rail in the Midlands Conference on 4 November at Derby Arena.

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