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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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Passenger traffic recovery - LNER shows the way


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

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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?


Our columnist questions the longevity of the Restoring your Railway initiative

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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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Curzon Street transforms Birmingham

Andy Roden

High Speed 2’s station in central Birmingham is set to transform the city’s rail architecture while recognising its history. ANDY RODEN examines the plan for this major architectural statement on Britain’s new railway

Andy Roden
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Commonwealth Ambition


MALCOLM HOLMES, Executive Director at West Midlands Rail Executive, and DENISE WETTON, Central Route Director at Network Rail, tell PHILIP SHERRATT how this summer’s Commonwealth Games will be a major milestone in the region’s post-Covid recovery


Table-toppers improving


​Reliability growth in New Train TIN-watch is slow, but there are more graduates on the horizon

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Modern Railways February 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Gosforth gets ready for new Metro fleet

The first phase of the rebuild of the Tyne and Wear Metro depot has been completed

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Freight EMU operations poised for growth

RAIL OPERATIONS (UK) Ltd’s Orion subsidiary began rail freight services on 23 November, when the company’s first Wembley to Shieldmuir (Glasgow) run for Royal Mail was made.

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