Modern Railways - October 2017

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Rail revolution spreads in Scotland
The strategy for enhancements north of the border

Scotland’s inter-city revolution
Focus on ScotRail’s plans to introduce shortened HSTs

Aberdeen to Inverness upgraded
A look at the scope of the work on this key cross-country route

New stock to transform Sleepers
Caledonian Sleeper is preparing for the arrival of new carriages

Running like clockwork
Plans for new trains and automatic operation for Glasgow’s Subway


Modernising the Metro
Nexus’s wishlist for the North East’s light rail system

My Railway Life
Focus on Network Rail’s head of air operations Wendy Welsh

ATCO rail guide
An informative new publication provides an industry overview


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Could battery trains work on the Uckfield line?

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
Contractors sought for Euston and Old Oak Common

Crossrail update
The Elizabeth Line’s environmental credentials, plus a look at the new station at Abbey Wood

Between the Lines
Chris Stokes discusses the challenge of capacity on a mixed traffic railway

Alan Williams
An insider’s view on the demise of Mail Rail


News Front
SWR’s new identity; Waterloo and London Bridge works reviewed; Greater Anglia Aventra mock-up; Midland Metro to Edgbaston

Rail Freight
Bulk glass from Tilbury; new rail loading facility planned on the Isle of Grain

Infrastructure News
Atkins for Wherry lines resignalling; East Coast enhancements

Informed Sources
What future for ex-BR fleets?; Waterloo derailment raises questions; bizarre passenger growth predictions

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