Modern Railways - August 2019

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New services from Chester
Improvements to the city’s rail links reviewed

West London sojourn
Views of the tube network from this quarter of the capital

Carbon emissions
Rail’s progress with decarbonisation

11 years of East Midlands Trains
A review of Stagecoach’s achievements


An introduction from the Europe Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Defending the case for HS2; making the case for electrification

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Blood and Custard
Our diary column

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Recent appointments

Crossrail update
Challenges remain for Elizabeth Line opening

High Speed 2
2026 opening date in doubt

Between the Lines
The crumbling edifice of franchising

Alan Williams
Our pundit in the North


GWR set for sparks timetable
A preview of major schedule changes in December

Pint pot Paddington
Crossrail delay creates capacity challenges

Changing face of traction maintenance
Depot developments with GWR’s changing fleet

Oxfordshire waits to see what the ORCS will bring
A new study could herald investment in the county

Defending the Devon coast
Network Rail’s resilience programme in the Dawlish area

Best of Cornish
An update on rail investment in the Duchy


News Front
Williams updates on Rail Review progress; Northern introduces new CAF fleets; Midlands Rail Hub plans; Thurso Sleeper trial suggested

Modern Railways RVE
RVE Meet The Buyer deadline extended

Rail Freight
New services to ports; Freightliner owner to be sold

Infrastructure News
Bank upgrade progress; Norwood Junction plans

Informed Sources
TPWS in the spotlight; continued evasion on enhancements pipeline; IEP access charges

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


FREE Rail Evolution supplement

Thurso sleeper trial mooted

Great Western Special

Make electrification great again

EMT bows out

Northern’s new fleets