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Published for 50 years, Modern Railways has earned its reputation in the industry as an established and highly respected railway journal. It is 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.

Providing in-depth coverage for all aspects of the industry, from traction and rolling stock to signalling and infrastructure management, Modern Railways carries not only the latest news but also analysis of why those events are happening.

Modern Railways keeps its readers fully informed with detailed articles, informative features, and special issues throughout the year.

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DfT outlines future role for operators


■ First PSC tendered next year – let in 2024
■ Includes responsibility for train procurement

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GCRE promises to be testing gamechanger

James Abbott

Progress is being made with the Welsh Government’s plans to build a world class rail testing centre at the Nant Helen surface mine and Onllwyn coal washery at the head of the Dulais and Tawe valleys, with around £80 million pledged of the approximately £200 million needed to build the facility.

James Abbott
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Half-term success for Staycation Express

Rail Charter Services reported good loadings on its tourist trains on the Settle and Carlisle line, which returned during the autumn half-term holiday at the end of October.

From little ‘Okes’ could mighty routes bloom?

Andy Roden

Could the Okehampton reopening provide a template for other projects?

Andy Roden

Lineside vegetation must be tackled

Salisbury collision brings rail adhesion issues to the fore

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Andy Roden

A new generation of trains for the Piccadilly Line is now under construction. Siemens Director of Major Programmes DAVE HOOPER and TfL Programme Delivery Engineer SIMON FORD talk to ANDY RODEN about the challenges in designing and introducing them

Andy Roden
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Okehampton rejoins the National Rail network

Completion in nine months with Project Speed ethos

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Modern Railways December 2021

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Siemens challenges HS2 train contract award


▄ Preferred Joint Venture bid failed on technical assessment
▄ Injunction sought to halt ministerial approval
▄ Third legal challenge after CAF and Talgo

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Edinburgh Trams extends

Services to Newhaven on course for 2023 start

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