Modern Railways

In-depth Railway News

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.

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Informed Sources: Six-monthly progress report

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New Train TIN-watch takes a longer-term view...

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Informed Sources: Constraints needed for accident investigation closures

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Welcome to Informed Sources November 2020...

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Informed Sources: TOCs' Erma Challenge

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Hold 'em, fold 'em or walk away?...

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Informed Sources: Slow reliability growth frustrating

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Informed Sources October 2020

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Informed Sources: Carmont highlights climate change impact

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Informed Sources October 2020...

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Informed Sources: EMA replacement challenges DfT

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Informed Sources October 2020...

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ALTERNATIVE TRACTION: THE BIG GUNS OPEN UP

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To date, alternative traction – batteries, fuel cells, steam turbines, genetically modified hamster wheels...

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SOFTWARE: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

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Traction electronics have been around for longer than you might think...

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Bathtub curves calculated

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Hitachi’s Class 385 is a model of reliability growth...

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‘Informed Sources’ Laws 2020

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Here’s your handy guide, plus some background...

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Golden Whistle Awards

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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

RVE 2021

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

Golden Spanner Awards

Taking place online, 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. In association with Porterbrook, Knorr Bremse and Eversholt

Rail in Wales and the West

Taking place online, United Kingdom

For its third year our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol, at a convenient location just across the road from Temple Meads station. With the exciting plans in the new Wales and Borders franchise and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Golden Whistle Awards

London, United Kingdom

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

Rail in the Midlands

Birmingham – exact venue to be advised, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

RVE 2021

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Derby, United Kingdom

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