Modern Railways - February 2017

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Long live the loco!
A comprehensive review of hauled passenger workings

A seat for everyone – the double-deck D-DART train.
Could a new concept design solve overcrowding issues?

Piccadilly 175
Past, present and future of Manchester’s main station examined

Londoners turn to public transport
Private transport use in the capital is in decline

The Jubilee Line extension – did we get it right?
The most recent addition to the tube network scrutinised

Nectar – getting to know your customers
How loyalty schemes can be used on the railways

Welcome
An introduction from the Editorial Assistant

Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
IMechE capacity report misses the mark; could bi-mode Voyagers solve electrification worries? 

Forum
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

People
Recent appointments

Trackwatch
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Crossrail update
Christmas works programme in focus

Between the Lines
A review of inter-city connections between Liverpool and Manchester

Alan Williams
Troubled times for transport in Yorkshire?

News Front
Stadler to build new Merseyrail fleet; c2c sold to Trenitalia; fire scuppers D train trial; bi-mode Class 319 to be created

Rail Freight
HS2 freight policy intervention; biomass wagons for GBRf

Infrastructure News
Carillion to wire Shotts line; three bidders for Barking Riverside extension

Informed Sources
Captain Deltic’s preview of 2017; UK suppliers seek support; uncertainty surrounds IEP introduction

Europe View
Keith Fender presents a round-up of news from across the Channel