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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 June 2020

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Trans-Pennine troubles

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

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Turbostar phone home

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

Trackwatch - March 2022 issue

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

Chasing Will o’the WISP

■ Consultation on 30-year plan
■ Public competition for GBR HQ
■ Legislation lagging privatisation timescale

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Alstom builds for the future

Alstom’s UK and Ireland Managing Director NICK CROSSFIELD talks to PHILIP SHERRATT about developments since the company’s acquisition of Bombardier

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Keeping the Premier line up to scratch

West Coast South Route Director JAMES DEAN explains to JAMES ABBOTT how he envisages the landscape unfolding after Covid

Lumo ‘803s’ leap into the lead

New entrant to New Train TIN-watch goes straight to the top

800 Series – Hitachi’s remedial mods break cover

■ Substantial yaw damper arm mountings dwarf similar trains
■ Machined castings include bodyside stiffening
■ Alternative solutions reported on trial train

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Preparing the WCML for HS2

Major programmes at Euston, Crewe and elsewhere are getting under way, as DAVE PENNEY, Network Rail’s Passenger Director for the North West & Central Region, tells PHILIP SHERRATT and ANDY RODEN

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Electrification deception

Discontinuous electrification is often suggested to reduce the cost of electrification – but only by people who know nothing about electrification

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