Modern Railways - March 2019

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Cold snap
Scenic views from the recent bout of wintry weather

MML’s big year
An overview of progress with the Midland main line upgrade

Railway fights rising costs
Theo Steel reviews railway finances in 2017-18

In praise of the train planner
A reflection on the challenges facing timetablers

Operators overcome year of challenges
Winners at our annual Golden Whistles awards revealed

Golden Whistles conference
Topical papers from our pre-awards seminar

South East set to go smart
A review of recent ticketing developments

Rail showcase returns to Birmingham
Preview of May’s Railtex show at the NEC


An introduction from the Europe Editor

A guest editorial from Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines

Pan Up
How to improve the railway’s green credentials; pioneer main line diesel loco recreated

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and Custard
Our diary column

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

Recent appointments

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

High Speed 2
Designs for Old Oak Common unveiled

Crossrail update
Recommendations from the KPMG reviews

Between the Lines
The case for sensible service patterns

Alan Williams
Relief at last from industrial action in the North


News Front
Norwich in 90 schedules in May; higher sea wall for Dawlish; consultation on East West Rail route; TfN’s £70 billion investment plan

Rail Freight
New facilities for Ipswich yard; Rotherham terminal dispute resolved

Infrastructure News
South Wales signalling progress; new rules for stranded trains

Informed Sources
McNaughton review kicks off electrification fightback; further reflections on Waterloo derailment; new train reliability analysed

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