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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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Certainty needed for rolling stock market

Avoiding boom and bust is crucial

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Threat of ‘managed decline’ without TfL funding

Fleet replacements would be postponed and enhancements abandoned

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MML wires may soon reach Wigston

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Grant Shapps announced investment of £249 million in the Midland main line on 18 November as he published the Integrated Rail Plan.

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Modern Railways January 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

DfT outlines future role for operators


■ First PSC tendered next year – let in 2024
■ Includes responsibility for train procurement

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GCRE promises to be testing gamechanger

James Abbott

Progress is being made with the Welsh Government’s plans to build a world class rail testing centre at the Nant Helen surface mine and Onllwyn coal washery at the head of the Dulais and Tawe valleys, with around £80 million pledged of the approximately £200 million needed to build the facility.

James Abbott
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Half-term success for Staycation Express

Rail Charter Services reported good loadings on its tourist trains on the Settle and Carlisle line, which returned during the autumn half-term holiday at the end of October.

From little ‘Okes’ could mighty routes bloom?

Andy Roden

Could the Okehampton reopening provide a template for other projects?

Andy Roden

Lineside vegetation must be tackled

Salisbury collision brings rail adhesion issues to the fore

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