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What will be spoken about at RVE’s Rail in the Midlands Conference?

Join us on 4 November in Derby for our Rail in the Midlands conference

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Rail showcases environmental potential

Martin Frobisher, Group Safety & Engineering Director at Network Rail, explains to Roger Ford that tackling environmental challenges is about more than just decarbonising traction

Time for action on bridge strikes

Incident east of Plymouth highlights the case for action

Siemens reboots affordable signalling renewals

Low Cost Digital Ready approach to be applied in Devon and Cornwall

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Decarbonising Scotland's Railway

With longstanding aspirations to electrify virtually all of its rail network, Scotland’s Railway has big ambitions for decarbonising its operations, on and off track. Andy Roden investigates its progress and ambitions

Modern Railways October 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the October 2021 issue of Modern Railways

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HS2 goes green at Euston

A new piling technique that cuts down concrete use is just one of many environmental initiatives on the new railway, reports JAMES ABBOTT

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The summer of (7)69

I always thought this one was a bad idea

Vicki Pipe's new Modern Railways column

Introducing new Modern Railways columnist Vicki Pipe

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