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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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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

For want of a nail

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

Runners and riders reviewed

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD
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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

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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Discovering stories beyond the train window

Vicki Pipe

Window Seater app offers a view of the outside world

Vicki Pipe
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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 PDF 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.

Network Rail slims ahead of GBR

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD
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Croeso I Gymru!

Vicki Pipe

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

Vicki Pipe

Navigating stormy waters

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

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Avanti West Coast looks to recovery

PHILIP SHERRATT

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

PHILIP SHERRATT

Operators facing revenue-cost gap

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD

Trans-Pennine troubles

ALAN WILLIAMS

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

ALAN WILLIAMS
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Turbostar phone home

Ian Walmsley

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

Ian Walmsley

Chasing Will o’the WISP

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD

Trackwatch - March 2022 issue

Martyn Brailsford

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

Martyn Brailsford
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Alstom builds for the future

PHILIP SHERRATT

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

PHILIP SHERRATT

Lumo ‘803s’ leap into the lead

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD
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Keeping the Premier line up to scratch

James Abbott

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

James Abbott
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Preparing the WCML for HS2

PHILIP SHERRATT

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

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Electrification deception

Ian Walmsley

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

Ian Walmsley

800 Series – Hitachi’s remedial mods break cover

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD