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For want of a nail

Our editorial reflects on the RAIB's report into the Carmont derailment

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From Platform to Parliament

After 20 years in the rail industry, CHRIS LODER was elected as MP for West Dorset in December 2019. He tells PHILIP SHERRATT how he believes the railway needs to seize the opportunity to change

Runners and riders reviewed

New Train TIN-watch promotion criteria amended as Lumo ‘803s’ graduate within three periods

Sleepers re-awake but the UK still dozes

Is Britain missing an opportunity amid the overnight train renaissance?

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Discovering stories beyond the train window

Window Seater app offers a view of the outside world

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Ashington reopening draws nearer

JAMES ABBOTT investigates progess on a key Restoring your Railway project

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Elizabeth Line: almost there

Final preparations for opening in progress

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Work together to embrace post-Covid change

The railway cannot duck the challenges it faces, says Network Rail's Tim Shoveller

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Modern Railways April 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

Swan: Consider freight when planning TRU

Freight operations must be considered carefully when planning ahead for the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade (TRU), Tarmac’s Head of Rail Chris Swan has told Modern Railways.

Navigating stormy waters

Does the Integrated Rail Plan provide more opportunities than first thought?

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Croeso I Gymru!

Community Rail projects in Wales and the Borders are supporting the post-Covid rebuild

Network Rail slims ahead of GBR

■ Last decade’s headcount growth reversed
■ Redundancies to follow VSS
■ More savings from GBR efficiencies

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Avanti West Coast looks to recovery

The West Coast operator is optimistic passengers will return, as its MD PHIL WHITTINGHAM and Operations Director NICK WESTCOTT tell PHILIP SHERRATT

Trans-Pennine troubles

Our columnist says future plans for routes across the North of England are inadequate

Operators facing revenue-cost gap

■ Omicron reversed ridership revival
■ Treasury sustains revenue support
■ Costs continued to increase through 2020-21

Trackwatch - March 2022 issue

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during December 2021

Chasing Will o’the WISP

■ Consultation on 30-year plan
■ Public competition for GBR HQ
■ Legislation lagging privatisation timescale

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Alstom builds for the future

Alstom’s UK and Ireland Managing Director NICK CROSSFIELD talks to PHILIP SHERRATT about developments since the company’s acquisition of Bombardier

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Turbostar phone home

Buy a new train these days and you get more remote condition data than you can shake a memory stick at. Cross Country’s Turbostars are getting down (loaded) with the kids

Lumo ‘803s’ leap into the lead

New entrant to New Train TIN-watch goes straight to the top

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Keeping the Premier line up to scratch

West Coast South Route Director JAMES DEAN explains to JAMES ABBOTT how he envisages the landscape unfolding after Covid

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Electrification deception

Discontinuous electrification is often suggested to reduce the cost of electrification – but only by people who know nothing about electrification

800 Series – Hitachi’s remedial mods break cover

■ Substantial yaw damper arm mountings dwarf similar trains
■ Machined castings include bodyside stiffening
■ Alternative solutions reported on trial train

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Preparing the WCML for HS2

Major programmes at Euston, Crewe and elsewhere are getting under way, as DAVE PENNEY, Network Rail’s Passenger Director for the North West & Central Region, tells PHILIP SHERRATT and ANDY RODEN

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Modern Railways March 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

Trackwatch - February 2022 issue

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during November 2021; compiled by Martyn Brailsford of the Branch Line Society (www.branchline.uk).

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Goodbye to the ‘Y’… for now?

The Integrated Rail Plan curtailed HS2’s eastern leg to Leeds at East Midlands Parkway. But as DAN HARVEY explains, it might not be the end of ambitions for the full high-speed network

New HS2 fleet - short on detail

■ Train weight and seating claims confused
■ UK gauge ETR1000 likely
■ Mystery pantograph highlighted

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Chiltern Railways - where it all began

We present an extract from a new book from the mastermind behind the Chiltern Railways revitalisation, ADRIAN SHOOTER – with a money-off offer for readers