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GWR Turbo refresh begins

A refresh programme for Great Western Railway’s Turbo DMU fleet has begun at Wolverton.

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TfL ‘315s’ could stay longer

Transition planned to full length '345s' ahead of Elizabeth Line opening

Trackwatch - November 2021

Martyn Brailsford

Our monthly rundown of network changes

Martyn Brailsford
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‘69s’ being prepared for service entry

GB Railfreight is aiming for its Class 69s to enter service by the end of the year.

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Burnham may refer HS2 and NPR decisions to Parliament

Tony Miles

Continuing fear for fate of HS2 eastern leg

Tony Miles
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Revolution for branch lines?

Hybrid Very Light Rail vehicle could be deployed on segregated routes

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Modern Railways November 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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To Market Harborough and beyond?

With Midland main line electrification from Bedford to Corby completed, Network Rail is setting its sights on the wiring continuing north from Kettering

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The wrong name

Ian Walmsley

It’s never been done before…might there be a good reason?

Ian Walmsley
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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

Seeking the cure for cracks

ROGER FORD

DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues

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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

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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?

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD
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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

Ian Walmsley
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A NEW SLEEPER

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

Alan Williams - October 2021

ALAN WILLIAMS

Our columnist reflects on developments with the now aborted East Coast main line timetable change

ALAN WILLIAMS
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Smart electrification for the Valleys

Planning infrastructure and rolling stock upgrades together is key to success

Trackwatch - October 2021 issue

Our monthly update on network changes

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The return to rail, Essex-style

Vicki Pipe

Our new columnist VICKI PIPE travels on a Bucket & Spade special to the Sunshine Coast

Vicki Pipe
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Decarbonising Scotland's Railway

With longstanding aspirations to electrify virtually all of its rail network, Scotland’s Railway has big ambitions for decarbonising its operations, on and off track. Andy Roden investigates its progress and ambitions

Siemens reboots affordable signalling renewals

ROGER FORD

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

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Time for action on bridge strikes

Incident east of Plymouth highlights the case for action

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Rail showcases environmental potential

Martin Frobisher, Group Safety & Engineering Director at Network Rail, explains to Roger Ford that tackling environmental challenges is about more than just decarbonising traction

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HS2 goes green at Euston

A new piling technique that cuts down concrete use is just one of many environmental initiatives on the new railway, reports JAMES ABBOTT

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The summer of (7)69

Ian Walmsley

I always thought this one was a bad idea

Ian Walmsley
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Modern Railways October 2021

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ‘Strat’ is the question…

Reversing the 1976 closure of the railway from Stratford-upon-Avon to Honeybourne is the aim of one of the larger Restoring your Railway bids. Will this reinstatement solve some of the town’s long-standing transport problems?

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MODAL SWITCH OF FREIGHT TO RAIL: how, how much and where?

How can rail freight best play its role in achieving net zero, asks JULIAN WORTH

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Improving Anglian performance

Greater Anglia’s Engineering Director MARTIN BEABLE and Train Service Delivery Director JAY THOMPSON explained to an Institution of Railway Operators webinar how the company has worked to improve performance