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INFORMED SOURCES: Transport decarbonisation consultation starts

ROGER FORD

DfT’s institutional antipathy to electrification unabated...

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NRM expansion plans

A TEAM led by designer Feilden Fowles has won an international competition to create a new Central Hall...

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Modern Railways May 2020

Welcome to Modern Railways May 2020

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Platform palaver

PLATFORM NUMBERING – a straightforward business, surely...

No need to touch door handles

RUSSIAN RAILWAYS (RZD) is currently testing 36 attachments for door handles...

UK rolling stock factories pause production

ALL THREE rolling stock assembly facilities in the UK paused production...

RAILTALK: The enduring ‘mother railway’

As privatisation gathered pace, former British Rail manager Peter Rayner coined the term ‘the mother railway'...

Management contract for Southeastern

GOVIA HAS agreed a new direct award franchise...

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Beeching reversal fund bids

BIDS HAVE been submitted to Government for a share of the £500 million ‘Restoring your railway’ fund,

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Anglia Skodas bow out

Great Eastern loco-haulage ends...

RAIL FREIGHT: Freight rallies to support key movements

THE RAIL freight industry is doing all it can to ensure the continuation of supply...

‘387’ ETCS testing underway

THE FIRST testing of European Train Control System (ETCS)...

Harsco contract

NETWORK RAIL has awarded Harsco Corporation’s Rail division...

Brown stays at TfL

TRANSPORT FOR London Commissioner Mike Brown has postponed his departure...

INFORMED SOURCES: COVID-19 emergency support up to £900m a month

ROGER FORD

On 23 March Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced...

ROGER FORD

Rock Rail’s Australian lead

ROCK RAIL has appointed Jim Eldridge to head up its new operations...

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PAN UP: Trust the driver

Solutions to the Castlefield corridor are there for the taking, right now...

West of England improvements in GWR deal

FIRSTGROUP WILL continue operating the Great Western Railway
franchise...

Reduced timetables in Scotland and Wales

FRANCHISED OPERATIONS let by devolved authorities joined DfT franchises in implementing reduced timetables...

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Bombardier targets acceleration

PHILIP SHERRATT

Bombardier’s UK President MATT BYRNE chats to PHILIP SHERRATT about developments at Litchurch Lane...

PHILIP SHERRATT

RBF makes friends

THE RAILWAY Benefit Fund, the charity supporting the UK’s rail workers and their families...

Edinburgh tram extension work paused

On 25 March Edinburgh Council confirmed it had instructed contractors to stop work...

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Four decades in the Editor’s chair

James Abbott

To mark JAMES ABBOTT’S retirement as Editor of Modern Railways...

James Abbott

Between the Lines

Chris Stokes

I’m most grateful to Chris Rowley, Network Rail’s Capacity Planning Director...

Chris Stokes

Bromsgrove collision

A PASSENGER train collided with a derailed freight loco in an incident...

Testing underway GA ‘720’

ON-NETWORK testing has begun with the first Class 720 EMU for Greater Anglia....

COVID-19 highlights the vital necessity of freight

In years to come, A-level students will write essays on ‘What
happens when you switch off the economy?...

Concern about ‘197’ interior spec

Rhodri Clark

RAIL PASSENGER groups have questioned the appropriateness of...

Rhodri Clark

Portsmouth Direct renewals

Bound for the worksite: No 70806 weaves across Woking Junction...

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Royal service remembered

OBITUARY: Ken Moule, Chief Steward on the Royal Train for 34 years...