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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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Glasgow and Edinburgh Map

An extract from the latest 15th Edition of Bakers Rail Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Edward Earl of Wessex at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Paddington to mark the completion of the Elizabeth line. COURTESY TfL News Premium

The Queen marks Elizabeth line completion

The Queen made an unexpected visit to Paddington Elizabeth Line station to mark the route's completion ahead of its imminent opening.

South Eastern milked over 13-year period

ROGER FORD

■ DfT imposes £23.5 million penalty
■ Overpayments hidden in TOC accounts
■ DfT recovers £64 million

ROGER FORD
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Cautious changes for post-Covid era

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT reviews the timetable change coming on 15 May

James Abbott
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Blockade blitz

PHILIP SHERRATT

Network Rail’s Southern Region has mastered the art of longer, more productive closures of the railway for maintenance, with Wessex Route leading the way. PHILIP SHERRATT reports

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Return to Cardiff

Ian Walmsley

‘The pithead bath’s a supermarket now’sang Max Boyce. At Canton the diesel fuel tank is now a substation, which doesn’t scan quite so well but is a sign of progress

Ian Walmsley

Rail reform – all words and no action?

ALAN WILLIAMS

Our columnist questions the pace of progress a year on from the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

ALAN WILLIAMS

Limited scope for train operator cost cuts

ROGER FORD

■ Switch from net premium to subsidy signalled problems
■ Rolling stock and track access dominate rises
■ Costs stabilised after year-on-year increases

ROGER FORD
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Staggering seats

Ian Walmsley

PriestmanGoode offer the first-of-a-kind seat layout. Here is Proteus – brought to you by Innovate UK, Angel Trains and Chiltern Railways

Ian Walmsley

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