Modern Railways - January 2017

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Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

News Front
Chiltern reaches Oxford city centre; first UK-built IEP unveiled; doubt over Temple Meads wiring; South Eastern devolution abandoned

Rail freight
New cement loading facility at Aberthaw; GBRf takeover completed

Infrastructure News
£10m for Dawlish resilience; Edinburgh Gateway station opens

Gateway to Edinburgh

New train boom continues
Over 5,500 new carriages on the way

Full connectivity and the role of the intelligent train
Developments in train monitoring

Golden Spanners conference
Presentations from Eversholt Rail, Creactive Design, LPA and Nomad Digital preceded the awards

First ‘345’ reaches Ilford

Pan Up

Forum
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

New train boom continues
Over 5,500 new carriages on the way

Full connectivity and the role of the intelligent train
Developments in train monitoring

The Golden Spanners – 2017 fleet reliability review
Roger Ford presents his annual rundown of winners at our November awards

Wimbledon winners – depot set for further expansion

Reliability gains on Class 458/5s and preparations for the arrival of Class 707s

Apprenticeships fill the skills gap
A new scheme has been launched by TP Matrix

A new opportunity for the East Midlands
An assessment of prospects for the next franchise

Restoration rewarded
Winners at the 2016 National Railway Heritage Awards

People
Recent appointments