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Latest Issue: September 2015


New era for c2c
The Essex operator has ambitious plans for its 15-year franchise

Twenty years of partial privatisation
Consultant Michael Schabas offers his view on the effectiveness of the industry’s structure

Chaos in Calais
Keith Fender examines the causes and possible impacts of the Eurotunnel dispute


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley questions the value of railway research projects

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Recent appointments

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Between the Lines
Is Network Rail overstating the benefits of ERTMS?

Crossrail update
The end of the line for the tunnelling machines

Alan Williams
Has Network Rail got its priorities wrong?


EGIP gathers pace
Major investment is taking place across the central belt

Borders Railway – up and running
With opening imminent, Ann Glen describes how the Waverley route has been revived

The Borders Railway – looking back and forward
In an extract from his new book, David Spaven assesses the new line’s prospects

Siemens supports Scottish projects
The company is playing a key role in the EGIP and Borders works

Coal decline poses challenge
Difficult times lie ahead for rail freight north of the border


News Front
Alliance Blackpool service approved; Network Rail fined over London Bridge disruption; Cumnock engineering train collision; further North West wiring delay

Rail Freight
Barrington Light Railway workings; expansion at Mossend terminal

Infrastructure News
Dawlish sea wall restored; Uckfield platform lengthening

Informed Sources
Boiling frogs are back; open access update; FGW AT300 order confirmed

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

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