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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 October 2020

Welcome to Modern Railways October 2020

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Modern Railways September 2020

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Modern Railways August 2020

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Goodbye to the ‘Y’… for now?

Dan Harvey

The Integrated Rail Plan curtailed HS2’s eastern leg to Leeds at East Midlands Parkway. But as DAN HARVEY explains, it might not be the end of ambitions for the full high-speed network

Dan Harvey
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Chiltern Railways - where it all began

We present an extract from a new book from the mastermind behind the Chiltern Railways revitalisation, ADRIAN SHOOTER – with a money-off offer for readers

Operators face ongoing new train woes

ROGER FORD

■ Alstom: Class 701 joins record lateness club
■ CAF: trams suffer weld failures
■ Hitachi: low availability compounds cracking issues
■ Stadler: passenger’s favourite tries maintainers

ROGER FORD
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Time to signal change

ALAN WILLIAMS

ALAN WILLIAMS challenges current disruptive and increasingly unaffordable methods of resignalling and suggests how lesser-used lines, and particularly single-track lines, might be cost-effectively signalled in the future

ALAN WILLIAMS

Daydream believers

Does the emphasis on railway reform mean we may lose focus on short-term challenges?

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Celebrating community achievement

Vicki Pipe

Projects large and small featured at the annual Community Rail Awards in December

Vicki Pipe

Passenger traffic recovery - LNER shows the way

ROGER FORD

■ 20 points clear of next franchised long-distance TOC
■ ECML open access operators also recovered strongly
■ Greater freedom of action with OLR?

ROGER FORD
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New fleet for the DART

Tony Miles

TONY MILES describes the new Alstom fleet ordered for commuter services in Dublin

Tony Miles

Branch line revolution or one-day wonder?

ALAN WILLIAMS

Our columnist questions the longevity of the Restoring your Railway initiative

ALAN WILLIAMS
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The safety dance

Ian Walmsley

The creation of Great British Railways is the opportunity to simplify the organisations called into existence by fragmentation, not least in the safety industry

Ian Walmsley

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