Modern Railways - June 2017

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Delivering Night Tube
The story behind London Underground’s new overnight service

Connecting the Powerhouses
Could reopening the Peak main line provide a useful link between the East Midlands and Manchester?

Station estate improves
Theo Steel analyses trends in station usage

My Railway Life
In a new series about the lives of railway people, we meet Natasha Grice of Virgin Trains

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2017
A preview of the entries for our June event

Bus – rail integration
Martijn Gilbert of Reading Buses addressed the RSA in London

Lessons from Austria
Reflections on the recent RSA and YRP study tour


An introduction from the Industry and Technology Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Keeping track of trees; impacts of the boom in new rolling stock orders

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

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Recent appointments

High Speed 2
Constellation partnership promotes Northern Gateway development zone

Crossrail update
Shenfield ready for Class 345 introduction

Between the Lines
Chris Stokes discusses First MTR’s rolling stock strategy on the South Western

Alan Williams
What fate for the railway at the forthcoming General Election?


News Front
Class 88 passenger debut; Victoria Line moves to 36tph; Caithness sleeper plan details; Manchester bids for station control

Rail Freight
Eurotunnel’s new freight shuttles; DB Cargo restructuring

Infrastructure News
Bank holiday works summary; Chase line blockade

Informed Sources
HS2 – to tilt or not to tilt?; HLOS to focus on operations, maintenance and renewals; NAO criticises SEFT programme

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