Modern Railways - August 2016

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FREE 24 PAGE SPECIAL! RAIL EVOLUTION
Showcasing The UK’s Rail Consultancy Projects For 2016 And Beyond

GREAT WESTERN FOCUS

GWR on the cusp of change
Managing Director Mark Hopwood outlines the operator’s plans

Summer in the south west
Scenic sunny views of the West Country’s railways

Can the HOPS fulfil its promise?
Roger Ford assesses the new technology being applied to the Great Western electrification

Severn Tunnel electrification
A look at the work to install overhead conductor rails in the tunnel

FEATURES

Alliance scoops major project award
Winning entries at the 2016 Railway Industry Innovation Awards revealed

REGULARS

Welcome
An introduction from the editor

Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley takes a trip to Paris on a Siemens e320 Velaro and assesses the future for the rolling stock market

Forum
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

People
Recent appointments

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Trackwatch
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Crossrail update
Track laying techniques in focus

Between the Lines
GTR in trouble over DOO dispute

Alan Williams
Could Brexit spell bad news for the railways?