Modern Railways - June 2019

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The railway of the future
HS2’s vision for the UK’s new line

Has high-speed helped Kent?
Javelin passenger numbers scrutinised

Speed oils the economy
Making the case for high-speed rail

High-speed railway developments
An overview of progress worldwide

SNCF prepares for competition
The French operator’s plans for TGV services

Denmark joins high-speed club
New €1.6 billion line set for opening


An introduction from the Assistant Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Crossrail update
New opening plan for the Elizabeth Line revealed

Pan Up
Does the railway need to change? A British loco success story

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

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Recent appointments

Between the Lines
A too-complicated timetable planned for the West Midlands?

Alan Williams
Our pundit in the North


Long Rock welcomes the crowds
Open day at GWR’s depot in Penzance

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2019
A preview of entries for our June ceremony


News Front
Legal challenges to East Midlands deal; Branson calls for franchising pause; Glasgow Metro proposal; LNER launches Azumas

Rail Freight
New sidings in Buxton; NIC calls for freight decarbonisation

Infrastructure News
Dawlish sea wall plans approved; Angerstein recontrol

Informed Sources
East Midlands HST dilemma; SSI for the 21st century; East Coast power supply struggles

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