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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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CVL masts start to appear

Rhodri Clark

Signs of electrification progress on Core Valley Lines

Rhodri Clark
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SUBWAY CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONES

ANTONY SMITH, Director of Subway at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, tells PHILIP SHERRATT about plans to mark the Glasgow underground’s 125th birthday and progress with the ongoing modernisation

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Vivarail’s American dream

Class 230 exported for Pop-Up Metro demonstrations

GOVERNMENT RAISES TRAIN AIR QUALITY CONCERNS

ROGER FORD

■ RSSB research highlights complex problem
■ Hitachi bi-modes and Voyagers the worst offenders
■ More trains to be monitored
■ Swift action promised

ROGER FORD
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A STATION FIT FOR A QUEEN STREET?

ANN GLEN charts the history of Glasgow’s historic station following its recent renaissance

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HS2 LOOKS UP IN LONDON

Construction of High Speed 2’s Old Oak Common station and crossover box is gathering pace. ANDY RODEN visits the sites to reveal how these vital parts of the HS2 jigsaw are taking shape

SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT

ROGER FORD

Five-car ‘710s’ still on top in New Train TIN-watch

ROGER FORD
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SCOTLAND’S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

Balancing revenues and costs and tackling climate change are the main priorities for the railway north of the border, as Transport Scotland’s Director of Rail BILL REEVE and Scotland’s Railway MD ALEX HYNES tell PHILIP SHERRATT

A Class 801 at York on 25 October 2021. News Premium

DfT secures extra billions – but no sign of IRP

The Department for Transport has received more funding in the Spending Review - but there is still no sign of the long awaited Integrated Rail Plan.

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TAKING BACK CONTROL

Ian Walmsley

The biggest research shock ever – cheaper signalling

Ian Walmsley

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