Modern Railways - November 2016

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Quiet change – Chiltern to Oxford and Eurostar’s Amsterdam plans
Our overview of December timetable alterations

Chiltern reaches Oxford
The operator has its sights set on Old Oak Common next

SWT prepares for Waterloo works
An update on the company’s capacity expansion plans

How is London going to grow?
Railway enhancements can support new housing

Bring on the bi-modes
East Midlands Trains is seeking replacement of its HST fleet

Irish fleet update
A report from IÉ’s annual Golden Spanners event

InnoTrans breaks records
A rundown of the exhibits on display at the Berlin trade fair


An introduction from Tony Miles

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Northern consults on new seats; Ian Walmsley’s personal review of InnoTrans

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
17th century archaeological discoveries at Liverpool Street

Between the Lines
Chris Stokes discusses TransPennine Express, London Bridge and the Southern strike action

Alan Williams
The East Coast main line capacity challenge looms


News Front
DRS unveils Class 88; new Anglia franchise launches; NR rejects Route for the North; TfL bids for Southeastern takeover

Rail Freight
Coal slide continues; cuts at DB Cargo

Infrastructure News
Linsinger grinding machine to fit tube gauge; third platform at Rochester

Informed Sources
West Coast franchise delay explained; changing standards hit electrification costs; Section 54 reprieves older fleets

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