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■ RSSB research highlights complex problem
■ Hitachi bi-modes and Voyagers the worst offenders
■ More trains to be monitored
■ Swift action promised

A Class 801 at York on 25 October 2021. News Premium

DfT secures extra billions – but no sign of IRP

The Department for Transport has received more funding in the Spending Review - but there is still no sign of the long awaited Integrated Rail Plan.

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The biggest research shock ever – cheaper signalling

RESERVATIONS - Walk-on versus ambiance

■ Inter-city operators under fire
■ LNER running dual system

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West Mids rebuilds move forward

Good progress is being made with works at Perry Barr and University stations in the West Midlands

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11 extra DLR trains coming

CAF trains will support future growth in east London

Alan Williams - November 2021

We are at critical juncture for the railway, suggests our correspondent

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VICKI PIPE finds out how a retired Pacer is supporting the work of mental health charity Platform 1

Now arriving – the Minimum Viable Railway

The railway must get used to leaner times ahead

Industry comes together for Women in Rail awards

Over 600 celebrate outstanding achievement at Camden Roundhouse

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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

Our monthly rundown of network changes

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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.

Queen’s Charter for IRO

Work to foster operational expertise formally recognised

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Burnham may refer HS2 and NPR decisions to Parliament

Continuing fear for fate of HS2 eastern leg

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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 format

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The COP26 climate change conference takes place in Glasgow this November. ScotRail Operations Director DAVID SIMPSON talks to Modern Railways about the railway’s plans to keep people moving and showcase rail’s environmental credentials

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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

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

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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

DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues

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 Plan: creating the new model railway

■ DfT developing ‘operating model’
■ Transition Team in action
■ Timelines emerging

Williams-Shapps: what future for open access?

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

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

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Polishing the Crown

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

Alan Williams - October 2021

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

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Smart electrification for the Valleys

Planning infrastructure and rolling stock upgrades together is key to success