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Modern Railways October 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the October 2021 issue of Modern Railways

Vicki Pipe's new Modern Railways column

Introducing new Modern Railways columnist Vicki Pipe

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Modern Railways October 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Battersea extension opens to the public

First major addition to tube network since Jubilee Line extension

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First Class 777s handed over

Tony Miles

Last seven Merseyrail EMUs to be fitted with batteries

Tony Miles
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Borderlands frequency increase deferred to May

Rhodri Clark

Class 230 introduction to start in December

Rhodri Clark
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Bristol East Junction remodelled

The £132 million remodelling of Bristol East Junction was completed successfully on 3 September, with all trains running normally into and out of Bristol Temple Meads station from the following morning.

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