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Improving Anglian performance

Greater Anglia’s Engineering Director MARTIN BEABLE and Train Service Delivery Director JAY THOMPSON explained to an Institution of Railway Operators webinar how the company has worked to improve performance

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ABBEY FLYER PRAYS FOR A PASSING LOOP

The Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey branch has huge potential, reports James Abbott

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Daventry Parkway: the right station at the right time?

Daventry is reckoned to be one of the largest towns in England without a rail link. HARRY BURR of Sustainable Transport Midlands talks to ANDY RODEN about the possibilities a new parkway station could offer

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GREATER ANGLIA GETS SET FOR RECOVERY

Managing Director JAMIE BURLES talks to PHILIP SHERRATT about the post-Covid outlook for railways in East Anglia

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Mobile station managers minimise ECML disruption

Scarred by engineering overruns at King’s Cross in Christmas 2014, Govia Thameslink Railway was determined to make things run as smoothly as possible during the recent East Coast Upgrade. COLIN ORD and DAVID GOTT talk to ANDY RODEN about why a new Mobile Station Manager role was created and why it has proved so successful

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SOLENT ASPIRATION

James Abbott

Local politicians and rail activists are keen to see passenger services restored to the Fawley branch, reports James Abbott

James Abbott
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VERY LIGHT RAIL: a viable lead to reopenings?

Where heavy rail is perceived to be too expensive to reopen former routes, the rapidly developing concept of Very Light Rail could be vital to ensuring modal shift. ANDY RODEN looks at its potential and limitations

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Destination Newport?

Ambition for rail connection to the Isle of Wight’s county town

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Battersea boost imminent

MARTIN GOSLING, Transport for London’s Project Director for the Northern Line extension, tells PHILIP SHERRATT about the final preparations for the autumn opening of the new branch from Kennington

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Modern Railways September 2021

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