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Staggering seats

Ian Walmsley

PriestmanGoode offer the first-of-a-kind seat layout. Here is Proteus – brought to you by Innovate UK, Angel Trains and Chiltern Railways

Ian Walmsley

Limited scope for train operator cost cuts

ROGER FORD

■ Switch from net premium to subsidy signalled problems
■ Rolling stock and track access dominate rises
■ Costs stabilised after year-on-year increases

ROGER FORD
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Bradford will benefit from IRP, says Minister

Light rail boost is preferable to new line to Manchester, claims Stephenson

Trackwatch - May 2022 issue

Martyn Brailsford

Our monthly summary of network changes

Martyn Brailsford
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Waterside service could be restored in 2024

James Abbott

CONFIDENCE IS growing that the green light will be given for passenger services to be restored on the Waterside line on the west side of Southampton Water under the ‘Restoring Your Railway’ programme

James Abbott
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GBR HQ: place your bets

Ian Walmsley

The answer to the ultimate question is 42. The number of bidders for the new 222 Marylebone Road

Ian Walmsley
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Staycation Express suspended for 2022

RAIL CHARTER Services has confirmed that its summer service over the Settle to Carlisle line, popularly called the Staycation Express, will not operate in 2022.

Anglia pioneers 21st Century Operations

ROGER FORD

■ Network Operations Strategy starting to deliver
■ Liverpool Street IECC pilots radical reorganisation
■ Key role for Luminate TMS

ROGER FORD

Piccadilly Line 2024 stock mock-up unveiled

Mayor calls for capital investment to secure TfL supply chain

Time is not on our side

Can we afford to wait for rail reform?

Island line ‘484s’ enter the fray

ROGER FORD

Comings and goings in New Train TIN-watch

ROGER FORD
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Minister aims to have GBR in place in early 2024

Emphasis on devolved structure of new organisation

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South Western signals upgraded

The major schemes at Feltham and on the Portsmouth Direct line are headlining the Control Period 6 signalling programme in Wessex

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Modern Railways May 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Electrification: Prove you can deliver, demands DfT

ROGER FORD

■ TRU and MML electrification test cases for cost reduction claims
■ TDNS rolling programme on hold
■ ‘Stop moaning’, electrification proponents told
■ Network Rail Board goes full duckweed

ROGER FORD
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Gentlemen, please lift the seat

Ian Walmsley

Train toilets are never pleasant places – this innovation might just make them better. Don’t read this over your breakfast, or if you think the innovation process works

Ian Walmsley
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Rail rises to the COP26 challenge

Whistles Special Award recognises combined effort for climate change conference

Wigan – Bolton: NEEP goes in hard

ROGER FORD

■ Civils costs halved
■ Bridge reconstruction slashed
■ Overdue renewals distort cost
■ Overheads exposed

ROGER FORD

Trackwatch - April 2022 issue

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during January 2022

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East West Rail makes tracks

The revived railway between Bicester and Bletchley is on schedule for commissioning in 2024, EWR Alliance Deputy Director MARK JAMES tells PHILIP SHERRATT

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Uckfield third rail is NR priority

Aim to mitigate safety risk and earn ORR approval

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New HS2 Euston concept unveiled

James Abbott

Provision for oversite development in new look

James Abbott
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New HS2 fleet details set out

Split of work between Alstom and Hitachi confirmed

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Going underground: a trip on the Elizabeth Line

​​​​​​​Editor Philip Sherratt enjoys a preview ride on London’s newest railway

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Discovering stories beyond the train window

Vicki Pipe

Window Seater app offers a view of the outside world

Vicki Pipe

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

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD

Sleepers re-awake but the UK still dozes

ALAN WILLIAMS

Is Britain missing an opportunity amid the overnight train renaissance?

ALAN WILLIAMS
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Ashington reopening draws nearer

JAMES ABBOTT investigates progess on a key Restoring your Railway project