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ROLLING STOCK: WILLIAMS-SHAPPS PLAN CREATES VACUUM

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Roger Ford analyses the rolling stock implications of the White Paper

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LESSONS FROM THE RECORD RUN

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What can we learn from Avanti West Coast's London to Glasgow speed run?

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Electrification metric rediscovered

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How can we prioritise electrification schemes?

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Reliability metrics compared

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MTIN vs 701(D) – if it ain’t broke?

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Can we afford to demonise the diesel?

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■ No immediate CO 2 reduction from hydrogen 
■ Uncertain electrification programme blocks DMU cascade
■ Government 2040 withdrawal date ‘an ambition’
■ Synthetic fuel offers carbon neutral diesel traction

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JACKING POINT CRACKING HITS HITACHI FLEETS

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Informed Sources Engineering is an art, not a science, and different...

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PROMOTION CRITERIA RESET

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Informed Sources New graduation threshold prompts two departures...

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TIN-watch graduation criteria reset

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Informed Sources Roger FordWhat should the threshold be for promotion...

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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT HERE WE GO AGAIN

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Informed Sources Improving performance on the Western:...

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Union Connectivity Review’s Anglo-Scots rail aspirations

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Informed Sources ■ Reduced Newcastle – Edinburgh journey...

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Rail in the North of England

Event Date:

Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association. Sponsored by Porterbrook

RVE 2021

Event Date:

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis

Rail in the North of England

to

York, United Kingdom

Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Railway Innovation Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association. Sponsored by Porterbrook

Rail in the Midlands

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Derby, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

Rail in the Midlands Conference will now take place as part of the Modern Railways RVE event.

RVE 2021

to

Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

Golden Whistle Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis