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Latest Issue: February 2015


Borders Railway makes tracks
Tracklaying is proceeding apace on the new line to Tweedbank

Wales: publicly-owned TOC on the cards
Assembly favours public sector solution

TOCs cover train operating costs
Theo Steel reviews recent financial statistics

A passenger perspective
Bob Poynter takes the point of view of the traveller

What has franchising achieved?
Christian Wolmar poses the question

Tourist trains
John Glover takes a trip to Scandinavia


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
What are the implications of the declining oil price?

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
Bottom-up shaft excavation

Alan Williams
Thoughts on Network Rail works


News Front
Christmas chaos at King’s Cross and Paddington; IEP catering under the spotlight; driver shortages on GTR

Rail Freight
GBRf’s new Class 66s; plans for a car terminal on HS1

Infrastructure News
Reading and other Christmas successes; smash on the North West electrification project; drainage at Farringdon

Informed Sources
Captain Deltic analyses the East Coast franchise; and did ORR, at least, learn the lessons of 2007?

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

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