Modern Railways - October, 2018

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Modern Railways RVE Show Guide

St Pancras celebrates
We mark the 150th birthday of the iconic station

Chiltern heads to franchise end
An update with developments on the Marylebone route

The capacity conundrum
Can we create capacity without major spending?

Windsor Link gains momentum
Focus on the privately-funded scheme

The four seasons of maintenance
Report on a PWI seminar on climatic challenges

PWI looks to the 2020s
The institution is preparing for the future

Mayor’s Midlands ambition
Andy Street discusses plans for the Birmingham conurbation


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley tackles the topic of train toilets

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and Custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Recent appointments

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

High Speed 2
Phase 2b bill delayed

Between the Lines
Lincoln set for a boost in new East Midlands franchise

Alan Williams
Our columnist calls for decisive leadership in the North


News Front
Crossrail opening delayed; Haines’ vision for Network Rail; New Welsh franchise prepares for launch; First look at new Glasgow Subway train

Rail Freight
Buxton sidings extension progress; Stobart’s new Tilbury train

Infrastructure News
Tyne & Wear Metro control overhaul; crossing contract for Costain

Informed Sources
EMC issues hit IEP introduction; Traffic Management in action on the Western

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