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Byford to step down as TfL Commissioner

Transport for London Commissioner Andy Byford is to leave the organisation at the end of October to resume life in the United States

Modern Railways October 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the October 2022 Modern Railways

Dear Secretary of State

An open letter to the new Transport Secretary

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Modern Railways October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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West Midlands Rail Network Map

West Midlands Rail Network Map - download to view

Stadler shows trains for the UK at InnoTrans

Keith Fender/Philip Sherratt

TfW tram-train and tri-mode and Merseyrail battery EMU on display

Keith Fender/Philip Sherratt

Last chance to secure HST railtour tickets!

Sales close this Friday for Severn Valley Railway HST trip on 27 September

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Merseyrail infrastructure devolution agreed

An agreement in principle has been reached between Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Department for Transport (DfT) for the Combined Authority to take control of the Merseyrail network

Rail Forum hosts workshops at Modern Railways EXPO

Trade body supporting our two-day show in Milton Keynes

Revenue growth lags behind passenger numbers

Rail revenue is at around 75% of pre-pandemic levels despite passenger numbers approaching 100%.

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