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Modern Railways November 2023

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Central London Railway Network map

View Modern Railways' map of Central London Railway Network

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Modern Railways October 2023

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From project support to top notch performance

With the Crossrail project effectively completed, MTR Elizabeth line’s top priority is driving up punctuality, as MD MIKE BAGSHAW tells PHILIP SHERRATT

Not with a bang

Ticket office controversy highlights the disintegration of the railway

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Testing, testing: B23s set for service in 2024

The DLR’s new trains are on course to carry passengers next year, reports JAMES ABBOTT

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Great Turbostar Journeys

Fed up with the pleasure being ripped out of rail travel? It is still possible to enjoy exploring by train

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Piccadilly progress: 2024 stock reaches Wildenrath

New trains should be in service on the Piccadilly Line in 2025, Siemens Mobility’s SAMBIT BANERJEE tells JAMES ABBOTT

Passenger revenue recovery stabilising

■ Revenue now consistently just under £10.5bn a year
■ Long-distance travel leads recovery
■ Elizabeth Line success distorting data

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Etches Park gets fit for the future

The arrival of East Midlands Railway’s Aurora bi-modes is not the only driving factor behind upgrades to the Derby depot, reports PHILIP SHERRATT

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Building on the success of the Elizabeth Line

With a full timetable now up and running, TfL’s Elizabeth Line Director HOWARD SMITH tells PHILIP SHERRATT what is next for London’s new railway

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Connecting the tube

Mobile connectivity is being rolled out across the London Underground and Elizabeth Line – at no cost to London’s taxpayers. PHILIP SHERRATT explains how it is being delivered

Has signalling lost the plot?

■ Specifications still in ‘NR credit card’ mode
■ ORR competition addiction out of touch with reality
■ ‘ETCS-ready’ trains face obsolescence

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Crossing the divide

An initiative between Network Rail and Arriva Rail London is providing their Operations Directors with direct experience of each other’s roles. ANDY RODEN speaks to GUNNAR LINDAHL and MATT POCOCK to discover how the railway could benefit

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Modern Railways September 2023

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GWR seeks opportunities to grow

Managing Director MARK HOPWOOD tells PHILIP SHERRATT there is plenty of potential to increase rail’s economic contribution

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GWR’s integrated transport boosts bus and rail

Great Western Railway is leading efforts to make multi-modal transport easier for passengers. LUKE FARLEY talks to ANDY RODEN about the successes so far

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Darlington’s anniversary upgrade

New platforms and a new station building are due to be in place for the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 2025

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Swanage resists swansong

Will this be the last summer of interconnecting trains from the main line? Not if the Swanage Railway can help it, reports James Abbott

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Modern Railways August 2023

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The Modern Railway 2023 Summer Update

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Modern Railways July 2023

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Modern Railways June 2023

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HS2 - Time for a Project SPEED approach to building Euston

When the Government announced it would pause work on High Speed 2’s Phase 2a and Euston station, the consensus was that it was a bizarre (to use one of the more polite terms) decision.

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HS2 – what is it for, and what should we do next?

PROFESSOR ANDREW MCNAUGHTON, who was a key figure in developing HS2’s ‘Y’ network, reminds PHILIP SHERRATT about the project’s history and the basis for the original plans.

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HS2 - A far from boring milestone

With the two bores of Long Itchington Wood Tunnel now driven, Modern Railways presents a photographic feature showing some of the construction highlights

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HS2 - Burton Green tunnel takes shape

THE 200-METRE-LONG portal for the Burton Green porous tunnel near Kenilworth has been finished, with 500 metres of the structure to be completed.

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Modern Railways May 2023

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Modern Railways April 2023

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GTR prepares for Moorgate line ETCS rollout

Driver training to start soon on digital signalling on Moorgate branch