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12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From £1.67 per issue Railnews is the number one publication for the rail industry, focusing on the people and business that keep today’s railway running. Originally produced in 1963 as the house newspaper for British Rail, Railnews continues to inform and impress in the modern industry. As well as in-depth editorial, the newspaper features views and opinions from readers and industry insiders alike.

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Railnews  |  April 2017  


CLAIMS of a conflict of interest have led a major contractor to withdraw from a £170 million HS2 deal, while further DOO strikes are set to affect three operators on 8 April and the South Western franchise has been awarded to a consortium of FirstGroup and MTR, ending 21 years of control by Stagecoach Group.

These are just some of the stories in April’s Railnews, a busy edition which also celebrates the reopening of the Settle and Carlisle line after a landslip had blocked the route for more than a year, and marks two milestones on Great Western: the first Intercity Express has reached South Wales under test and the overhead wires have been energised as far as Maidenhead, which will allow more electric services to start running in May.

The railway is continuing to get busier: train operators have forecast that nearly 1,300 more passenger trains will be running each weekday by 2021, an increase of six per cent, and Network Rail has published a rail strategy setting out the next thirty years in Kent and south east London, in which it warns that some London stations are already effectively full.

In Metro news, the Midland Metro concession will not be awarded again when the present contract with National Express Group ends next year, and Tyne & Wear Metro is also returning to public ownership, at least for now, while our feature celebrates 25 years of Manchester Metrolink.

We also report how one footplate inspector has finally retired after completing a railway career of 63 years.

All this, and much more, is in Railnews for April.
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