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Modern Railways April 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

HARTING Railway Web-Seminar focuses on upgrades and retrofitting

HARTING’s series of Railway Web-Seminars are examining the most important trends in the railway industry. In March, the focus turns to ‘Solutions for upgrade and retrofit’.

Kirkby derailment investigated

Investigations are underway after a Merseyrail service struck the buffers at Kirkby station, the terminus of the network’s Northern line.

More Covid funding for TfL and light rail

Funding support for Transport for London has been extended to 18 May pending agreement of a new deal between the Government and TfL, while both the UK and Scottish Governments have extended ongoing support for light rail systems.

Bradford NPR station site proposed

Bradford Council has proposed a site for a future Northern Powerhouse Rail station in the city centre.

Modern Railways April 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the April 2021 issue of Modern Railways, hosted by 'Pan Up' columnist Ian Walmsley with contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford.

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TRANS-BRITAIN SCHEME COULD BE NPR ALTERNATIVE

AN ALTERNATIVE to the current HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail...

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Boring the Chiltern Tunnels

Work on longest tunnels set to begin HS2’s first two...

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Buckingham wins Beckton job

BUCKINGHAM GROUP Contracting has won a package of work on the...

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FREIGHT IN THE NORTH WEST

Rail Freight Group The North West has always been a...

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

Sponsored by: BR Fares, RIA, Porterbrook, IRO, Resonate, Houghton International, Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe and Thales

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RVE 2021

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Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

Golden Spanner Awards

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London, United Kingdom

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International.

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis