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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 2023

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Modern Railways September 2023

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Modern Railways August 2023

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Explore the latest from Modern Railways Magazine

Passenger revenue recovery stabilising

ROGER FORD

■ Revenue now consistently just under £10.5bn a year
■ Long-distance travel leads recovery
■ Elizabeth Line success distorting data

ROGER FORD
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Etches Park gets fit for the future

PHILIP SHERRATT

The arrival of East Midlands Railway’s Aurora bi-modes is not the only driving factor behind upgrades to the Derby depot, reports PHILIP SHERRATT

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Building on the success of the Elizabeth Line

PHILIP SHERRATT

With a full timetable now up and running, TfL’s Elizabeth Line Director HOWARD SMITH tells PHILIP SHERRATT what is next for London’s new railway

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Connecting the tube

PHILIP SHERRATT

Mobile connectivity is being rolled out across the London Underground and Elizabeth Line – at no cost to London’s taxpayers. PHILIP SHERRATT explains how it is being delivered

PHILIP SHERRATT

Has signalling lost the plot?

ROGER FORD

■ Specifications still in ‘NR credit card’ mode
■ ORR competition addiction out of touch with reality
■ ‘ETCS-ready’ trains face obsolescence

ROGER FORD
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Crossing the divide

Andy Roden

An initiative between Network Rail and Arriva Rail London is providing their Operations Directors with direct experience of each other’s roles. ANDY RODEN speaks to GUNNAR LINDAHL and MATT POCOCK to discover how the railway could benefit

Andy Roden
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Modern Railways September 2023

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GWR seeks opportunities to grow

PHILIP SHERRATT

Managing Director MARK HOPWOOD tells PHILIP SHERRATT there is plenty of potential to increase rail’s economic contribution

PHILIP SHERRATT
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GWR’s integrated transport boosts bus and rail

Andy Roden

Great Western Railway is leading efforts to make multi-modal transport easier for passengers. LUKE FARLEY talks to ANDY RODEN about the successes so far

Andy Roden
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Darlington’s anniversary upgrade

PHILIP SHERRATT

New platforms and a new station building are due to be in place for the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 2025

PHILIP SHERRATT

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