Modern Railways - September 2016

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Rail freight no more
The future of the struggling sector considered

London Bridge moves on
The next stage in the rebuilding work explained

Wiring the GOBLIN
A report on the challenges of electrifying the Gospel Oak to Barking route

Railway finances 2014-15
Train operator revenue trends in focus

All change at Banbury
A summer blockade saw semaphores replaced

Exhibitors prepare for InnoTrans
We preview the September trade show in Berlin


An introduction from the editor

A guest editorial from former Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood

Pan Up
The superannuated anoraks visit rural Wales

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Recent appointments

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Crossrail update
Acton dive-under nearing completion

Between the Lines
Chris Stokes discusses ticketing controversies

Alan Williams
Room for improvement in map provision?


News Front
Class 345 unveiled; Abellio wins new East Anglia
franchise; GWR orders more Hitachi bi-modes

Rail Freight
Severnside waste terminal opens; oil flow to Fawley ends

Infrastructure News
Siemens wins signalling contracts;
Balfour Beatty for Warrington West station scheme

Informed Sources
Waboso refocuses Digital Railway programme;
TMS procurement in trouble; Captain Deltic’s rolling stock round-up

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