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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

ROGER FORD
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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

ROGER FORD
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Rail is green - but do passengers care?

Transport Focus has investigated attitudes towards sustainable transport. Chief Executive ANTHONY SMITH questions whether simply being ‘green’ will be enough to persuade people out of their cars

North of England rails against disintegrated plan

ALAN WILLIAMS

Integrated Rail Plan lets down the North of England, says our columnist

ALAN WILLIAMS
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Trackwatch - January 2022

Martyn Brailsford

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during October 2021; compiled by Martyn Brailsford of the Branch Line Society (www.branchline.uk).

Martyn Brailsford
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Certainty needed for rolling stock market

Avoiding boom and bust is crucial

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