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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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Modern Railways November 2021

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Modern Railways October 2021

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Modern Railways September 2021

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TfL ‘315s’ could stay longer

Transition planned to full length '345s' ahead of Elizabeth Line opening

Trackwatch - November 2021

Martyn Brailsford

Our monthly rundown of network changes

Martyn Brailsford
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‘69s’ being prepared for service entry

GB Railfreight is aiming for its Class 69s to enter service by the end of the year.

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Burnham may refer HS2 and NPR decisions to Parliament

Tony Miles

Continuing fear for fate of HS2 eastern leg

Tony Miles
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Revolution for branch lines?

Hybrid Very Light Rail vehicle could be deployed on segregated routes

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Modern Railways November 2021

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To Market Harborough and beyond?

With Midland main line electrification from Bedford to Corby completed, Network Rail is setting its sights on the wiring continuing north from Kettering

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The wrong name

Ian Walmsley

It’s never been done before…might there be a good reason?

Ian Walmsley
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EMR takes stock

East Midlands Railway MD WILL ROGERS and Operations Director PAUL BARNFIELD update PHILIP SHERRATT on progress with the operator’s investment plan

Seeking the cure for cracks


DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues


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