Modern Railways

In-depth Railway News

Essential reading for professionals in the railway industry as well as individuals with a general interest in the state and developments of the British railway network.

Sign up to the Newsletter

Issue Cover

Modern Railways Latest Issue

Read the full issue in PDF format or dip into our reformatted online features at your leisure. 

Read Issue Watch Podcast

Latest from Key Modern Railways

Feature Premium

SCOTLAND’S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

Balancing revenues and costs and tackling climate change are the main priorities for the railway north of the border, as Transport Scotland’s Director of Rail BILL REEVE and Scotland’s Railway MD ALEX HYNES tell PHILIP SHERRATT

Feature Premium

SUBWAY CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONES

ANTONY SMITH, Director of Subway at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, tells PHILIP SHERRATT about plans to mark the Glasgow underground’s 125th birthday and progress with the ongoing modernisation

Feature Premium

Vivarail’s American dream

Class 230 exported for Pop-Up Metro demonstrations

GOVERNMENT RAISES TRAIN AIR QUALITY CONCERNS

ROGER FORD

■ RSSB research highlights complex problem
■ Hitachi bi-modes and Voyagers the worst offenders
■ More trains to be monitored
■ Swift action promised

ROGER FORD
A ScotRail Inter7City High Speed Train at Glasgow Queen Street News Premium

ScotRail and RMT agree deal before COP26

Strike action which could have disrupted Scotland's railway during the COP26 climate change conference has been cancelled after agreement was reached between ScotRail and the RMT union.

A Class 801 at York on 25 October 2021. News Premium

DfT secures extra billions – but no sign of IRP

The Department for Transport has received more funding in the Spending Review - but there is still no sign of the long awaited Integrated Rail Plan.

RESERVATIONS - Walk-on versus ambiance

ROGER FORD

■ Inter-city operators under fire
■ LNER running dual system

ROGER FORD
Pan Up Premium

TAKING BACK CONTROL

Ian Walmsley

The biggest research shock ever – cheaper signalling

Ian Walmsley
News Premium

West Mids rebuilds move forward

Good progress is being made with works at Perry Barr and University stations in the West Midlands

News Premium

11 extra DLR trains coming

CAF trains will support future growth in east London

Upcoming Events

Golden Whistle Awards

Event Date:

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis

There are no upcoming events