Modern Railways - April 2019

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West Coast variety
Recent shots from the Euston route

LNER modernisation gathers pace
An update from the East Coast operator

Scotland set for CP6 pipeline
Transport Scotland’s Bill Reeve discusses progress north of the border

Brighton main line upgrade
A review of the February half-term blockade

Seaford branch resignalling
Focus on the South Coast project

Taking the train to the plane
Usage trends at airport stations reviewed

Cambridge commuters turn to rail
East Anglian routes into the university city are prospering

Sparks effect boosts Chat Moss
Electrification prompts growth on the Liverpool and Manchester route

New fleet for the DLR
The specification of new trains for east London’s light railway

Railtex ready for NEC return
Preview of May’s show in Birmingham


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Clayton’s new industrial loco; a plea for the revival of third rail electrification

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
Euston redevelopment plans emerge

Crossrail update
Window for opening promised soon

Between the Lines
The trade-off between HS2 and investment in the North

Alan Williams
Call for action on bridge bashes


News Front
Go-ahead for Market Harborough wires; fares action plan set out; Bordesley chords at risk; thirty options for Castlefield corridor

Rail Freight
Green light for Tilbury expansion; new flows for GBRf

Infrastructure News
Barking application submitted; funding for Fenland platform extensions

Informed Sources
The rail freight decarbonisation challenge; George report emphasises local expertise; new train reliability update

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