Modern Railways - April 2017

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EAST MIDLANDS: HEART OF THE RAIL INDUSTRY

FEATURES

Aeroliner3000
A double-deck train concept for the British loading gauge

Customer experience
RDG’s Jacqueline Starr explains that perceptions are key

NEC prepares to welcome Railtex
A detailed preview of the May trade show at NEC

Gotthard Base Tunnel open for business
Operations through the Alps examined

REGULARS

Welcome
An introduction from the Editor

Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Is rail renationalisation a good idea?

Forum
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and custard
Our diary column

People
Recent appointments

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

High Speed 2
Royal assent for Phase 1 kicks off a new monthly column by Pete Brunskill

Trackwatch
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Crossrail update
What challenges lie ahead as operation draws closer?

Between the Lines
DOO lessons from down under

Alan Williams
Constant changes of thinking at DfT

NEWS

News Front
No economic case for BML2; three on East Midlands shortlist; Tram-Train service start in 2018; more trains for Crossrail

Rail Freight
Intermodal growth; grant cuts threaten key flows

Infrastructure News
Ordsall Chord arch lift; Buckingham for Worcestershire Parkway

Informed Sources
Boiling frogs invade signalling; lessons from Vivarail Class 230 fire; electrification value for money questioned

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