Modern Railways - November 2017

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CAPITAL CONNECTION
FOCUS ON LONDON’S RAILWAYS

FEATURES

EMUs to Didcot
Developments at GWR lead our round-up of December timetable changes

TransPennine transformation
An update on TPE’s new trains programme and Class 185 refurbishment

Esk Valley promise
Are prospects improving for the Middlesbrough to Whitby line?

Hitachi looking to the future
Keith Fender profiles the manufacturer’s European presence

REGULARS

Welcome
An introduction from the Assistant Editor

Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Could unwanted stock be sold abroad?; an electrification exemplar

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

Trackwatch
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

People
Recent appointments

High Speed 2
High-speed rail college opens

Between the Lines
The case of the unlucky Windermere branch

Alan Williams
Our pundit in the North

NEWS

News Front
IEP’s maiden passenger voyage; £48 billion funding in CP6; Bombardier and CAF for West Midlands fleets; JNAT procurement paused

Rail Freight
Felixstowe loop go-ahead; Freight volumes stabilise

Infrastructure News
Queen Street progress; Maghull North work underway

Informed Sources
Traffic management surprise; Steventon Bridge electrification challenge; ridership decline challenges franchise bidders

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