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Modern Railways August 2021

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ROLLING STOCK: WILLIAMS-SHAPPS PLAN CREATES VACUUM

ROGER FORD

Roger Ford analyses the rolling stock implications of the White Paper

ROGER FORD
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The people behind HS2

In the first part of a new series looking at the people building High Speed 2, HS2 Ltd Chief Executive MARK THURSTON talks to ANDY RODEN about the challenges, achievements and pride in building Britain’s newest railway

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A FAR FROM BORING JOB

PHILIP SHERRATT reports on the start of HS2 tunnelling through the Chilterns

LESSONS FROM THE RECORD RUN

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD
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High-speed history

With HS2 Phase One construction accelerating, DAN HARVEY looks back at the route’s rationale and how it gained approval

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FREEDOM!

Ian Walmsley

Clayton Equipment celebrates 90 years – you’d like a locomotive with rails on the sides? No problem, comrade

Ian Walmsley
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4LM beats its Covid challenges

Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, TfL’s 4LM Project Director CHRIS HOBDEN tells PHILIP SHERRATT the resignalling of London Underground’s sub-surface lines is progressing

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ECML recast highlights timetable challenges

JONATHAN TYLER of Passenger Transport Networks analyses the proposed May 2022 timetable and suggests a new approach is needed

Trackwatch - August 2021

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground...