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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Northern cuts Rose Hill Marple services

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NORTHERN IS to suspend services to and from Rose Hill Marple...

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EAST COAST DIGITAL PLAN SET OUT

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NETWORK RAIL has informed all affected operators that agreement...

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FREIGHTLINER UNVEILS FIRST CLASS 90

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FREIGHTLINER MARKED the acquisition of 13 Class 90 locomotives...

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Operators reduce timetables

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TRAIN OPERATING companies began reducing services...

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Trafford Park Metrolink line opens

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DESPITE THE developing coronavirus situation, the Manchester Metrolink extension to the intu Trafford Centre opened...

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WMT works through remedial plan

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FOLLOWING A lengthy period of poor performance in 2019 West Midlands...

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Northern termination inevitable, says Hoggarth

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TERMINATION OF the Northern franchise was the only available...

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Wigan Springs Branch depot opens

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WIGAN SPRINGS Branch depot is servicing trains once more following...

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FIRST CLASS 777 REACHES LIVERPOOL

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THE FIRST of Merseyrail’s new Class 777 EMUs was delivered...

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MAYOR’S £15 BILLION METRO VISION

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150 MILES OF NEW LINE PROPOSED MAYOR OF the West Midlands...

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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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Rail in the North of England

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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

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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