Modern Railways - May, 2018

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Welcome
An introduction from the Industry and Technology Editor

Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
The Superannuated Anoraks tour Kent

Forum
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Trackwatch
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

People
Recent appointments

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

High Speed 2
First steer on proposed HS2 operating plans

Crossrail update
Stage Two of Elizabeth Line introduction

Between the Lines
Caution needed with reopening proposals

Alan Williams
A difficult winter for the Esk Valley line

FEATURES

My Railway Life
Network Rail’s Sharon Stevens discusses her work in mental health

Thameslink headlines timetable change
The GTR recast leads our review of schedule alterations in May

East West Rail’s economic stimulus
EWR Chairman Rob Brighouse discusses plans for the Oxford to Cambridge line

Vivarail’s growth trajectory
An update on the Class 230 manufacturer’s plans

North Wales signalling commissioned
Semaphores swept away between Chester and Colwyn Bay

New trains for the UK
Hitachi Rail Europe MD Karen Boswell on introducing new fleets

Trams without wires
Alstom has developed a new static charging system

NEWS

News Front
NAO uncovers electrification cancellation story; GWR to take over Heathrow Express operation; Bolton wiring delay; SWR amends timetable plans

Rail Freight
Felixstowe loop work begins; SRFI plan for Hinckley unveiled

Infrastructure News
Gatwick station redevelopment plan; Ashford Spurs upgrade completed

Informed Sources
Do plans to eliminate diesel-only trains stand up?; Thameslink adopts Digital Rail technologies; new fleet reliability continues to improve

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