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Modern Railways February 2022

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Gosforth gets ready for new Metro fleet

The first phase of the rebuild of the Tyne and Wear Metro depot has been completed

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Freight EMU operations poised for growth

RAIL OPERATIONS (UK) Ltd’s Orion subsidiary began rail freight services on 23 November, when the company’s first Wembley to Shieldmuir (Glasgow) run for Royal Mail was made.

IRP: time to shape the vision

How should the industry respond to the Integrated Rail Plan?

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New Year, New Network

Vicki Pipe

Following the resumption of regular services, what difference will the Dartmoor line make to the community in Okehampton?

Vicki Pipe
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TfW diesel Flirts may start on Rhymney line

Rhodri Clark

First new Stadler train arrives in Cardiff

Rhodri Clark

Process delays £4m fleet sanding pilot

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■ Salisbury highlights lack of urgency
■ Dual Variable Rate Sander offers adhesion-agnostic braking
■ Four months spent haggling over Class 323 fitment contract
■ Earlier ScotRail bid rejected

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Reasons to be cheerful – part two

Ian Walmsley

In the January 2009 issue I thought I would lighten the mood by listing the best things about the UK railway. Thirteen years on, it seems a good time to try that again

Ian Walmsley

ECML upgrade: DfT jumps the shark

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◾ IRP forecasts imply London to Edinburgh 3hr 35min timing
◾ Other timings equally improbable
◾ Benefits of 140mph overstated
◾ Final infrastructure upgrades completed by 2037

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Signalling – competition review hits market reality

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◾ ETCS focused
◾ Siemens the dominant player
◾ Limited new entrants available to challenge incumbents
◾ Hitachi sweeps up alternative potential ETCS suppliers

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