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Latest Issue: November 2014


News Front
Abellio wins Scottish franchise; Class 43s could be used for sleepers; Manchester Metrolink airport line opens

Rail Freight
Killoch – Longannet coal restarts; Port of Sunderland rails to be reconnected

Infrastructure News
BAM Nuttall fined over injury; more switch transport wagons

Informed Sources
Captain Deltic interviews Mark Carne and reviews Abellio’s expansive rolling stock plans for Scotland

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


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Thoughts on crowding, plus the economics of retractioning

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

Alan Williams
A cross-country journey

Crossrail update
A new bridge at Iver


Straddling the public-private divide
A barnstorming address from the new RSA President

All change at London Bridge
The Thameslink hub features heavily in our round-up of timetable changes this December

Northern’s bright spark
As the Manchester to Liverpool line is electrified, Tony Miles interviews Northern Rail MD Alex Hynes

Crowd control – keeping PIXCs within bounds
Theo Steel reviews the crowding statistics

Key milestone passed
Digital ticketing makes advances

Shepperton 150
An anniversary in south-west London

InnoTrans 2014
Striking stuff from the Berlin biennial

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