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More Network Rail teams at Modern Railways EXPO

Network Rail has confirmed that members of its SPEED and Research and Development teams will have a presence at Modern Railways EXPO

HARTING reveals new rail products from InnoTrans 2022

HARTING’s Railway Web-Seminar series continues with a look at their new product innovations for rail, which were launched at InnoTrans 2022

Strikes resume following period of mourning

The ASLEF and RMT unions have both called strikes for early October, after action in September was called off following the death of Her Majesty the Queen

BR stock – still in demand

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■ DMUs cling on while EMUs scrapped
■ Cost of replacement units increasing

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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

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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

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