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

RIA urges investment as passenger numbers soar

Passenger numbers exceed 90% of pre-pandemic levels

Modern Railways August 2022 issue: video podcast

A video preview of our August 2022 issue

News Premium

Government must revisit IRP decisions, says TSC

Report criticises assessment of options

Tickets on sale for our HST railtour!

CrossCountry HST to visit Severn Valley on 27 September

Now it’s three: TSSA members join rail strikes

All three main rail unions are now in disputes over pay and job security

TBM Dorothy breaks through at the south portal of HS2's Long Itchington Wood tunnel. News Premium

Breakthrough! Dorothy completes HS2 tunnel bore

TBM completes first of two bores at one-mile-long tunnel

Stadler completes first ’93’ body

First tri-mode locomotive expected to enter service in 2023

Class 444s will receive train occupancy information equipment. SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY News Premium

South Western Railway defers December timetable change

More trains to gain live occupancy information

£30m invested in Victoria station upgrades

More concourse space and ticket gates created in major upgrade

Feature Premium

Modern Railways August 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Upcoming Events

Rail in the North of England

Event Date:

Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Sponsored by Mott MacDonald, Porterbrook, RSSB and Thales

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 and Porterbrook

Rail in the Midlands

Event Date:

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

Sponsored by Porterbrook

Golden Whistle Awards

Event Date:

The brainchild of 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

There are no upcoming events