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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 May 2021

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Modern Railways April 2021

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Modern Railways March 2021

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Explore the latest from Modern Railways Magazine

Island line ‘484s’ enter the fray

ROGER FORD

Comings and goings in New Train TIN-watch

ROGER FORD
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Minister aims to have GBR in place in early 2024

Emphasis on devolved structure of new organisation

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South Western signals upgraded

The major schemes at Feltham and on the Portsmouth Direct line are headlining the Control Period 6 signalling programme in Wessex

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Modern Railways May 2022

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Electrification: Prove you can deliver, demands DfT

ROGER FORD

■ TRU and MML electrification test cases for cost reduction claims
■ TDNS rolling programme on hold
■ ‘Stop moaning’, electrification proponents told
■ Network Rail Board goes full duckweed

ROGER FORD
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Gentlemen, please lift the seat

Ian Walmsley

Train toilets are never pleasant places – this innovation might just make them better. Don’t read this over your breakfast, or if you think the innovation process works

Ian Walmsley
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Rail rises to the COP26 challenge

Whistles Special Award recognises combined effort for climate change conference

Wigan – Bolton: NEEP goes in hard

ROGER FORD

■ Civils costs halved
■ Bridge reconstruction slashed
■ Overdue renewals distort cost
■ Overheads exposed

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Trackwatch - April 2022 issue

A digest of the main changes on Network Rail, London Underground and Northern Ireland Railways infrastructure during January 2022

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East West Rail makes tracks

The revived railway between Bicester and Bletchley is on schedule for commissioning in 2024, EWR Alliance Deputy Director MARK JAMES tells PHILIP SHERRATT

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