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Latest Issue: March 2015


Hull to Selby: privately funded wiring?
A look at how FirstGroup is financing electrification in East Yorkshire

Way forward for Wrexham
Rhodri Clark assess prospects for north east Wales

Long distance performance
Figures for this sector are causing concern

‘Whistles’ reward punctual operators
A rundown of the winners at our January awards ceremony

Golden Whistles conference
Presentations on operational themes preceded this year’s awards

Rail ticketing: re-writing the rules
Contactless payment cards were on the agenda at the recent Transport Ticketing Conference

Railtex prepares to welcome visitors
A preview of the May event at the NEC


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley road tests the Class 68 and examines the latest passenger satisfaction results

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

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

Crossrail update
Tunnelling breakthrough at Liverpool Street

Alan Williams
A pre-election warning


News Front
140mph plan for East Coast; DfT rolling stock cascade proposal; Market Harborough realignment in Government ‘growth deals’; Scottish HST delay; ORR report into Christmas engineering overruns

Rail Freight
Port of Sunderland reconnected; Chelmsford yard revival

Infrastructure News
Dawlish – one year on; Borders Railway track laying completed; Christmas engineering overrun penalties

Informed Sources
Special report – signalling in crisis; Harbury landslip – Brunel to blame?

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

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