Modern Railways - December, 2018

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Victoria Line at 50
A half-century of operation on this key artery

4LM meets its challenges
A progress update on the sub-surface upgrade programme

Destination Battersea
Construction forging ahead on the Northern Line extension

Bakerloo bound for Lewisham
Latest proposals for a south London extension

Getting CARS on the road
Network Rail’s plans to uncork the Croydon bottleneck


An introduction from the Industry and Technology Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Guidance for the Williams review; Autocar rebuild complete

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
Working up designs for Euston

Crossrail update
Opening delay inquest continues

Between the Lines
Could pop-up services work in the UK?

Alan Williams
Strike misery continues in the north


GTR sets sights on the future
New COO Steve White looks forward

Celebrating our heritage
A preview of entries to the annual National Railway Heritage Awards

French railways get fit for the future
SNCF facing up to the prospect of competition


News Front
ORR’s Final Determination; Deep Tube contract suspension lifted; glass-roofed DMUs for Wales?; visuals of new West Midlands fleets

Rail Freight
Containers from Teesport; sand from Cornwall

Infrastructure News
Wires go live in Scotland; Cornish resignalling complete

Informed Sources
Steventon Bridge highlights APCO challenge; more zombie franchises on the march; Mk 3 ride update

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