Modern Railways

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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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The way through the woods: Part 1

Ian Walmsley

Sunny delight...

Ian Walmsley
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The way through the woods: Part 2

Ian Walmsley

Didn’t Network Rail used to do railways?...

Ian Walmsley
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Covid-19’s rail legacy

Ian Walmsley

The Covid recession is with us...

Ian Walmsley
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SAFETY REGULATOR SPLITS THE POINTS

Ian Walmsley

The Office of Rail and Road’s annual safety report shows...

Ian Walmsley
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WONDERFUL WORLD

Ian Walmsley

I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and...

Ian Walmsley
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Tales from a lost civilisation

Ian Walmsley

Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it...

Ian Walmsley
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The third protocol

Ian Walmsley

In April 2019 I wrote ‘Third degree murder’, about the Office of Rail and Road’s effective ban
on extending the third rail network...

Ian Walmsley
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INTER-CITY 20 SEAT OF LEARNING

Ian Walmsley

Last month I made a few recommendations on avoiding repeating...

Ian Walmsley
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PAN UP: GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME PART ONE – GETTING IT WRONG

Ian Walmsley

It’s too late for IEP, but not for HS2. Something better change...

Ian Walmsley
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PAN UP: GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME PART TWO – GETTING IT RIGHT

Ian Walmsley

The stock for HS2 has been specified with similarities to IEP...

Ian Walmsley

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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.

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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.

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