The Modern Railway 2017


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This is the special annual edition of the monthly magazine Modern Railways and offers a comprehensive review of what’s happening in the operation of Britain’s railways along with an overview of what’s happening in Europe. Edited by Modern Railway’s Ken Cordner, with contributions from Roger Ford, Tony Miles, John Gough and other members of the team, The Modern Railway examines all aspects of: Policy and Finance Infrastructure maintenance and renewal Train operation (passenger and freight) Civil engineering Rolling stock manufacture and maintenance Signal and telecommunication Customer interface and support Light rail and Metro systems European developments As well as editorials on all the key players and projects‹Special features include:2017 – Year of Recovery. Modern Railways’ Roger Ford on why 2017 is a key year for major rail projectsRecord train orders pose delivery challenge – Roger Ford’s annual rolling stock review looks at the effects of policy shifts on new train deliveriesCrossings at a crossroads? Modern Railways columnist Alan Williams examines concerns over level crossings as the railway gets faster and busierProfits and performance at train operating companies – specialist analysisSeismic changes in rail freight – our annual freight sector review charts a course to recoveryElectrification gets into gear – Roger Ford examines the challenges of managing delivery and costsInto Europe – major projects, modernisation and new technology on the continent’s railwaysProfiles of all the main players in today’s UK rail industry – from multinationals to innovative start-ups.TMR includes a comprehensive directory listing over 1,400 suppliers and businesses involved in Britain’s railways, including all contact details – an essential reference tool for today’s railway professional.


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