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Alan Williams - September 2021

Alan Williams discusses unpopular timetable changes proposed for North East England

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James Abbott

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

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Anglia revisited

The Superannuated Anoraks emerge from lockdown and return to Jurassic Park

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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

Decarbonising transport - can Network Rail deliver?

■ Concerns over TRU and MML Phase 3 costs
■ Central technical direction needed
■ Regional responsibility risks fragmentation

Transport decarbonisation - India shows the way

■ Strong central direction
■ Total commitment by government and industry
■ Mission 100% electrification

Transport decarbonisation - now show us the money

■ Unambiguous commitments to electrification n Freight the clear winner
■ Third rail infill options to be pursued
■ ‘Sparks effect’ acknowledged

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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

Between the Lines - September 2021

Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes discusses the merits of devolution for the railway

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