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Latest Issue: February 2016

IN FOCUS: TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT

POSITIVE ABOUT PEOPLE
Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan gives his views

NORTHAMPTON RAIL ACADEMY
The new national training hub in focus

TELECOMS TRAINING
A visit to Linbrooke’s dedicated facility

RECRUITING RAILWAY PEOPLE
A possible strategy to meet the sector’s needs

IRO LAUNCHES ONLINE COURSES
A new innovation from the institution

NEWS

NEWS FRONT
West Coast main line closed due to storm damage; c2c to bring in extra carriages; Bakerloo extension backed; one year of Virgin’s direct Shrewsbury service

RAIL FREIGHT
Go-ahead for East Midlands freight interchange; ORR investigation into deep sea container market

INFRASTRUCTURE NEWS
NR’s Christmas works programme in focus; Farnworth tunnel reopens; LU updates civil engineering fleet

INFORMED SOURCES
The smart ticketing story; Alstom’s plans for new factory; HS2’s impact on next West Coast franchise

EUROPE VIEW
Keith Fender presents a round-up of news from across the Channel

FEATURES

100 NOT OUT – SWT KEEPS ON GROWING
As it marks 20 years of operation, South West Trains is looking forward

ST PANCRAS – SERVING THE CUSTOMER
HS1’s Wendy Spinks outlines the company’s approach at the landmark London station

MERSEYRAIL – NEW MD MARKS HIS MARK
Future plans for Liverpool’s suburban railway

THE QUEST FOR SPEED
Theo Steel suggests some possible linespeed improvements

WHY IS RAIL RIDERSHIP RISING?
Attitudes to travel examined in a new report

EXPANDING THE NETWORK
The case for reopening closed routes

REGULARS

WELCOME
An introduction from the Editor

RAILTALK
Modern Railways’ editorial view

PAN UP
A shortage of shelter; a different take on ridership statistics

BLOOD AND CUSTARD
Our diary column

FORUM
Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

MOVING WHEELS
Rolling stock news

TRACKWATCH
Our monthly look at changes on the national network

PEOPLE
Recent appointments

IN BUSINESS AND SMALL ADS
Latest happenings in industry

BETWEEN THE LINES
Passenger trends examined

CROSSRAIL UPDATE
An update on fit-out of London’s new railway

ALAN WILLIAMS
Our pundit questions the lack of Boxing Day services

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