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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 2022

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Modern Railways June 2022

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Modern Railways May 2022

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Elizabeth Line beds in

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Rail reform – industry in limbo

Informed Sources Cutting edge analysis of the issues which really...

McNulty Review failure highlights today’s GBR challenge

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Time to loosen the shackles

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Modern Railways December 2022

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Time for the great reset

With the Great British Railways legislation deferred, what should the rail industry do next?

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Lumo’s first year of success

Lumo’s Customer Experience and Commercial Director MATTHEW LEE told the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators about the open access operator’s experience over its first 12 months of operation

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Entering a zero carbon era

Scotland’s ambitious plans to decarbonise its rail network...

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Innovation in electrification

Scotland’s Railway is leading the rest of the UK on electrification...

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Leven link progress

ANN GLEN reports on progress with the restoration of the five-mile...

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