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Latest Issue: June 2015

LONDON FOCUS

Northern Line Upgrade 1
Work has been completed under budget and ahead of time

Cutting queues at the Bank
Planning is underway for major work at one of the tube’s most complex interchanges

Growth at London Overground
Theo Steel examines the numbers behind the network’s expansion

Features

Bright future for the North
Northern MD Alex Hynes addresses the Modern Railways 4th Friday Club

The Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2015
A round-up of the entries in this year’s competition

THE MODERN RAILWAY 2015 SUMMER UPDATE

News

News Front
Right time performance is less than sparkling; SWT seeks to improve operations with C-DAS; Ebbw Vale extension opens; Oxford Parkway ready soon

Rail Freight
More coal for Freightliner; DBS retains Royal Mail contract

Infrastructure News
Farnworth Tunnel work begins; Cranbrook takes shape

Informed Sources
TMS procurement update; 1972 stock overhaul; level crossing safety issues

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

EAST COAST SPECIAL

East Coast main line resurgent
Roger Ford talks to outgoing Route Director Phil Verster about the drive to improve performance

East Coast performance – a catastrophe for Thameslink?
Bob Poynter issues a rallying call for investment

Pathing problems ahead?
Jonathan Tyler analyses timetable proposals for the ECML

Regulars

Welcome
An introduction from the Editor

Railtalk
Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Pacer replacement options considered; Network Rail’s lineside vegetation purge

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Forum
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

People
Recent appointments

Trackwatch
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Crossrail update
A roof garden has opened on top of the new Canary Wharf station

Between the Lines
Do we have a problem at Euston?

Alan Williams
Going backwards on the South Western?

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