Modern Railways - June 2016

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Transforming the Tube
An update on modernisation plans for the Underground

Turning South London orange
Proposals to improve the suburban rail network

DLR’s growth challenge
Capacity increase planned for east London’s light railway


The passenger voice
Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith describes the organisation’s work

Southeastern at 180
How the operator is handling the rebuilding of London Bridge

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2016
A preview of the nominations for our June event


An introduction from the editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
More research proposals; Brexit implications debated

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Recent appointments

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Crossrail update
Station designs unveiled

Between the Lines
Bright prospects for the North

Alan Williams
Is the drive for safety becoming a burden?


News Front
ORR rules on East Coast track access; EMU reshuffle prompts extra ‘387’ order; PPM decline in 2015-16; Midland Metro extension opening date

Rail Freight
Fly ash to Longannet; West Midlands freight interchange proposal

Infrastructure News
Trans-Pennine alliance sought; Alstom for GW resignalling

Informed Sources
Traffic management travails; uncertainty in the rolling stock market; DfT hands over smart ticketing

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