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The return to rail, Essex-style

Vicki Pipe

Our new columnist VICKI PIPE travels on a Bucket & Spade special to the Sunshine Coast

Vicki Pipe
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Decarbonising Scotland's Railway

With longstanding aspirations to electrify virtually all of its rail network, Scotland’s Railway has big ambitions for decarbonising its operations, on and off track. Andy Roden investigates its progress and ambitions

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Rail showcases environmental potential

Martin Frobisher, Group Safety & Engineering Director at Network Rail, explains to Roger Ford that tackling environmental challenges is about more than just decarbonising traction

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Modern Railways October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE? ‘Strat’ is the question…

Reversing the 1976 closure of the railway from Stratford-upon-Avon to Honeybourne is the aim of one of the larger Restoring your Railway bids. Will this reinstatement solve some of the town’s long-standing transport problems?

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MODAL SWITCH OF FREIGHT TO RAIL: how, how much and where?

How can rail freight best play its role in achieving net zero, asks JULIAN WORTH

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Improving Anglian performance

Greater Anglia’s Engineering Director MARTIN BEABLE and Train Service Delivery Director JAY THOMPSON explained to an Institution of Railway Operators webinar how the company has worked to improve performance

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ABBEY FLYER PRAYS FOR A PASSING LOOP

The Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey branch has huge potential, reports James Abbott

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Daventry Parkway: the right station at the right time?

Daventry is reckoned to be one of the largest towns in England without a rail link. HARRY BURR of Sustainable Transport Midlands talks to ANDY RODEN about the possibilities a new parkway station could offer