Modern Railways - January 2019

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Crossrail update
Further Elizabeth Line delay as costs soar

News Front
Reports on timetable fiasco; wiring progress in Scotland and the North West; Siemens signs Deep Tube contract; tram-train considered for MetroWest

Rail Freight
Blisworth SRFI scrutiny; GBRf locos get connected

Infrastructure News
First CP6 contracts; Yorkshire resignalling

Informed Sources
Siemens to enter TM market; Waterloo derailment has echoes of Clapham; ‘707’ reliability continues to improve

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


Transforming Euston
An update on HS2’s works in the capital

Heritage prizes
Winners at the 2018 National Railway Heritage Awards


The Golden Spanners 2018
Roger Ford’s annual fleet reliability review

Golden Spanners conference
Presentations from our pre-awards event on 23 November

Maintaining the bi-modes
Behind the scenes at Hitachi’s Stoke Gifford depot in Bristol

Plastic pigs coming back home
SWR’s refurbishment programme for Class 442s and Desiros

Cyber security - safety functions considered
Siemens has processes in place to combat risk

Italian pedigree
The joint venture high-speed train Bombardier and Hitachi are citing as experience for HS2

Zonegreen delivers for Doha
Depot safety system for driverless metro

Talking sensors
Rowe Hankins products in focus


An introduction from the Assistant Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
‘Screaming Valentas’ railtour; thoughts on the Varley vegetation review

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

Recent appointments

High Speed 2
Sir Terry Morgan resigns as chair

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Between the Lines
The pros and cons of maintaining through services

Alan Williams
Time for improvement for Guildford?