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Modern Railways August 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the August 2021 issue of Modern Railways

Rail industry gears up for Railtex/Infrarail 2021

The joint Railtex/Infrarail exhibition takes place in Birmingham on 7-9 September. ANDY RODEN looks at some of the events and exhibitor highlights

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CALVERT CROSSING: EWR WILL PASS OVER HS2

JAMES ABBOTT reports from North Bucks, where one new railway will cross another

Reliability metrics compared

MTIN vs 701(D) – if it ain’t broke?

Alan Williams - August 2021

Our pundit discusses decarbonisation issues and railway safety

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VITAL LESSONS FOR MICRO-CONCESSIONS

With micro-concessions on branch lines a possibility highlighted by the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, what do groups considering a bid need to consider? Operations consultant and West Somerset Railway Non-Executive Director ANDY CASTLEDINE talks to ANDY RODEN about how a current safety culture is critical

IT ALL STARTS HERE: BUILDING HS2

An introduction to our new HS2 quarterly coverage by the company's CEO, Mark Thurston

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