Modern Railways - November, 2018

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Modern Railways RVE makes waves
Review of our October rolling stock show in Derby

Scots overcome timetable moratorium
An overview of schedule changes in December

Oxford resignalling
This summer’s work in the city of dreaming spires

More than a factory
A look at prospects for Bombardier’s Derby facility

Alternative fuels and autonomous operation
Emerging trends at this year’s InnoTrans show


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

High Speed 2
Designs for Birmingham stations and more demolition at Euston

Pan Up
InnoTrans exhibits compared; electrification research project comes up trumps

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and Custard
Our diary column

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Crossrail update
The latest on the story behind the delayed opening

Recent appointments

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Between the Lines
Chris Stokes looks ahead to the forthcoming Rail Review

Alan Williams
Our pundit questions design and branding decisions


Team Scotland aims to win
A united front is being displayed north of the border

Seven cities HST enters service
Refurbished set debuts on Aberdeen to Edinburgh run

Stirling-Dunblane/Alloa wiring – completion set for December
Challenges overcome in the Scottish central belt

New stock to usher in world class Sleeper service
Preview of the new Mk 5s for the Scottish sleepers

Stadler’s new Subway train
Detailed examination of the new Glasgow underground train


News Front
Glaister reports on timetable chaos; passenger numbers on the up; new Welsh franchise starts; Northern launches ‘195’

Rail Freight
Signs of freight recovery; Doncaster iPort opened

Infrastructure News
Hitachi TM extension planned; Coastway resignalling

Informed Sources
Rail Review launch; Mk 3 ride investigated; Class 800 emissions face-off

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