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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 October 2020

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Modern Railways September 2020

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Modern Railways August 2020

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Explore the latest from Modern Railways Magazine

Sleepers re-awake but the UK still dozes


Is Britain missing an opportunity amid the overnight train renaissance?

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Ashington reopening draws nearer

JAMES ABBOTT investigates progess on a key Restoring your Railway project

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Elizabeth Line: almost there

Final preparations for opening in progress

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Work together to embrace post-Covid change

The railway cannot duck the challenges it faces, says Network Rail's Tim Shoveller

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Modern Railways April 2022

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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


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