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.

Sign up to the Newsletter

Latest from Key Modern Railways

Feature Premium

TIN-watch graduation criteria reset

ROGER FORD

Informed Sources Roger FordWhat should the threshold be for promotion...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT HERE WE GO AGAIN

ROGER FORD

Informed Sources Improving performance on the Western:...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

Union Connectivity Review’s Anglo-Scots rail aspirations

ROGER FORD

Informed Sources ■ Reduced Newcastle – Edinburgh journey...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

PANDEMIC TIMETABLE FOR RECOVERY

ROGER FORD

■ No date for removal of domestic travel restrictions■ No...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

ELECTRIFICATION TIME TO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

ROGER FORD

■ Factory train value debate■ Production the new focus■...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

NEW ROLLING STOCK FLEETS INCREASE COSTS

ROGER FORD

■ 80% rise in TOC costs over five years■ But official data...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

Neville Hill collision exposes 26-metre vehicle limitations

ROGER FORD

Informed Sources 17-metre bogie spacing keyCoupler energy...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

ELECTRIFICATION

ROGER FORD

Informed SourcesSHAPPS GOES FULL DUCKWEED East West...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

‘769’ ENTERS THE FRAY

ROGER FORD

Informed SourcesTfW Flex unit makes a creditable debut in New...

ROGER FORD
Feature Premium

DEMONSTRATION RACE

ROGER FORD

Informed SourcesScotland joins the fuel cell  Class...

ROGER FORD

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Rail in the North of England

Event Date:

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.

Railway Industry Innovation Awards

Event Date:

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

RVE 2021

Event Date:

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

Golden Spanner Awards

Event Date:

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.

Golden Whistle Awards

Event Date:

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 North of England

to

York, United Kingdom

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.

Railway Industry Innovation Awards

to

London, United Kingdom

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

Rail in the Midlands

to

Derby, 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.

Rail in the Midlands Conference will now take place as part of the Modern Railways RVE event.

RVE 2021

to

Derby, United Kingdom

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

Golden Spanner Awards

to

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.

Golden Whistle Awards

to

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