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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 July 2023

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Modern Railways May 2023

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Explore the latest from Modern Railways Magazine

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Building on the success of the Elizabeth Line

With a full timetable now up and running, TfL’s Elizabeth Line Director HOWARD SMITH tells PHILIP SHERRATT what is next for London’s new railway

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Connecting the tube

Mobile connectivity is being rolled out across the London Underground and Elizabeth Line – at no cost to London’s taxpayers. PHILIP SHERRATT explains how it is being delivered

Has signalling lost the plot?

■ Specifications still in ‘NR credit card’ mode
■ ORR competition addiction out of touch with reality
■ ‘ETCS-ready’ trains face obsolescence

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Crossing the divide

An initiative between Network Rail and Arriva Rail London is providing their Operations Directors with direct experience of each other’s roles. ANDY RODEN speaks to GUNNAR LINDAHL and MATT POCOCK to discover how the railway could benefit

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Modern Railways September 2023

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GWR seeks opportunities to grow

Managing Director MARK HOPWOOD tells PHILIP SHERRATT there is plenty of potential to increase rail’s economic contribution

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GWR’s integrated transport boosts bus and rail

Great Western Railway is leading efforts to make multi-modal transport easier for passengers. LUKE FARLEY talks to ANDY RODEN about the successes so far

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Darlington’s anniversary upgrade

New platforms and a new station building are due to be in place for the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 2025

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Swanage resists swansong

Will this be the last summer of interconnecting trains from the main line? Not if the Swanage Railway can help it, reports James Abbott

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Modern Railways August 2023

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