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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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Back Issues

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Modern Railways October 2020

Welcome to Modern Railways October 2020

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Modern Railways September 2020

Welcome to Modern Railways September 2020

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Modern Railways August 2020

Welcome to Modern Railways August 2020

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Modern Railways April 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

Swan: Consider freight when planning TRU

Freight operations must be considered carefully when planning ahead for the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade (TRU), Tarmac’s Head of Rail Chris Swan has told Modern Railways.

Network Rail slims ahead of GBR


■ Last decade’s headcount growth reversed
■ Redundancies to follow VSS
■ More savings from GBR efficiencies


Navigating stormy waters

Does the Integrated Rail Plan provide more opportunities than first thought?

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Croeso I Gymru!

Vicki Pipe

Community Rail projects in Wales and the Borders are supporting the post-Covid rebuild

Vicki Pipe
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Avanti West Coast looks to recovery


The West Coast operator is optimistic passengers will return, as its MD PHIL WHITTINGHAM and Operations Director NICK WESTCOTT tell PHILIP SHERRATT


Trans-Pennine troubles


Our columnist says future plans for routes across the North of England are inadequate


Operators facing revenue-cost gap


■ Omicron reversed ridership revival
■ Treasury sustains revenue support
■ Costs continued to increase through 2020-21

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Turbostar phone home

Ian Walmsley

Buy a new train these days and you get more remote condition data than you can shake a memory stick at. Cross Country’s Turbostars are getting down (loaded) with the kids

Ian Walmsley

Trackwatch - March 2022 issue

Martyn Brailsford

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during December 2021

Martyn Brailsford

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