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 Modern Railways

Feature Premium

Mass transit plan for West Yorkshire

News Front Trams for Leeds at last? Visual of mass transit...

Feature Premium

Heinz trial success

Rail Freight A TRIAL to transport products by rail to...

Feature Premium

ISLAND LINE UPGRADE DELAY

Infrastructure News UPGRADE WORK on the Island line...

Feature Premium

Neville Hill collision exposes 26-metre vehicle limitations

Informed Sources 17-metre bogie spacing keyCoupler energy...

Feature Premium

Pivotal moment for East Coast projects

Work on major schemes at Werrington and King’s Cross is nearing...

Feature Premium

Porterbrook’s decarbonisation portfolio

Rail in the Wales and the West conference PORTERBROOK...

Feature Premium

OPERATORS WARY OF NEW DIRECT AWARDS

News FrontNegotiations run past deadline as OLR transfer looms...

Feature Premium

EMR culls HST fleet

Moving Wheels EAST MIDLANDS Railway has cut the size...

Feature Premium

OBITUARIES

People  DAVID ROLLIN, who died of Covid on 20 January...

Feature Premium

Contractor chosen for Goole factory

In Business SIEMENS MOBILITY has awarded the £40 million...

Upcoming Events

Rail in Oxfordshire and the Midlands

Event Date:

This year we visit a new city for our Midlands conference, Oxford in the South of the region

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Oxfordshire County Council and the Rail Forum

Golden Whistle Awards

Event Date:

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.

Sponsored by Tracsis, Porterbrook and Resonate

Rail in Wales and the West

Event Date:

Our Rail in Wales and the West conference moves to Swindon for 2025. 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.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Railway Innovation Awards

Event Date:

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.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association
Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport in the North of England

Event Date:

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.

Sponsored by Porterbrook, Resonate, Hexagon and Alexander Dennis
In association with Rail Forum

Golden Spanner Awards

Event Date:

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.

Sponsored by Houghton International, Hexagon, Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport Scotland

Event Date:

Following on from a successful debut in 2023, our two-day event in Scotland returns with a focus on developments on both the rail and bus networks north of the border.

Sponsored by Lothian, Porterbrook, Tracsis, Mellor and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

There are no upcoming events