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Latest Issue: April 2014


Sparks effect!
We review Network Rail’s ambitious electrification plans

Scots get wired
More catenary north of the border

Filling the skills gap
Tony Miles visits Carillion’s electrification training centre

Major projects transform the network
Reading, Crossrail, Borders and more

Signalling modernisation

Infrarail preview
Earl’s Court exhibition for the rail infrastructure sector


Modern Railways’ editorial view

Blood and Custard
A sideways look at railway life

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Recent appointments

Alan Williams
Electrification in the North

Crossrail update
Tragedy strikes


FCC prepares for Class 700s
New rolling stock is coming for the Thameslink route

Silver Settle
It is 25 years since the Settle - Carlisle line was reprieved

Smartcards and EMV steal the show
Richard Malins visits the ticketing exhibition in Islington

Launching Network SouthEast
Book extract looks back to a heady six months in 1986

East West emerges from the undergrowth
The brushcutters have been at work around Winslow


News Front
Higgins report on HS2; Virgin Shrewsbury service set for December; Eurostar’s 10 million passengers

Rail Freight
CP5 plans for the Strategic Freight Network

Infrastructure News
A new tamper for Nexus; Carillion and Buckingham win East - West work

Informed Sources
A visit to DeltaRail in Derby; Transport for London’s rolling stock requirements; analysis of traffic growth

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

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