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Merseyrail Class 777 testing progress

A video update from Merseytravel and Stadler on progress with introduction of the new fleet of Class 777 EMUs for Merseyrail.

Modern Railways June 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the June 2021 issue of Modern Railways

Best performing freight operators announced

Reaching the halfway point in our announcement of Golden Whistles winners, today we are pleased to announce the winners in the Freight category.

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Daily inspection of Great Western IETs

Hitachi 800 Series trains are being inspected daily prior to being released for service in response to recent issues with cracks on the underframes of the trains.

More Golden Whistle winners revealed

Our second day of Golden Whistle winners announcements features the winning passenger operators in the Long Distance category and the winners of the Irish Rail awards.

First Golden Whistle winners announced

Modern Railways and the Institution of Railway Operators are pleased to announce the first winners in the 2021 Golden Whistle awards.

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Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Chartered 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.

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Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Cardiff in March 2024. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

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Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

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Public Transport in the North of England

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Our established conference on Rail in the North of England expands this year into a two-day event, focusing on rail on the first day and buses on the second day.

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Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

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