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.

Latest from Key Modern Railways

Large project award - Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2020

The large project prize is awarded to an entry which makes a significant impact on the rail industry. The category is introduced by sponsor Thales, before chair of the judging panel Haydn Abbott explains how the judges selected the winner.

Operations and Performance award - Railway Industry Innovation Awards 2020

Sponsored by Porterbrook, this category recognises innovations helping to improve the day-to-day running of the railway for both passenger and freight.

Railway Innovation Awards 2020 Feature Premium

2020 Railway Industry Innovation Awards Ceremony

Watch the awards cereony here, streaming now.

Modern Railways November 2020 issue: video podcast

Our 'Pan Up' correspondent Ian Walmsley returns to host our latest video podcast talking about the contents of the November 2020 issue of the magazine. The video includes contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford.

Feature Premium

VIVARAIL LEADS THE BATTERY CHARGE

PHILIP SHERRATT

Battery technology could allow existing DMUs to go emission-free...

PHILIP SHERRATT

Europe View November 2020

Keith Fender

Welcome to Europe View November 2020...

Keith Fender
Pan Up Premium

The way through the woods: Part 1

Ian Walmsley

Sunny delight...

Ian Walmsley
Feature Premium

Scotland in Focus: Highlands prepare for 2020s

James Abbott

A programme of continuous improvement...

James Abbott
Feature Premium

Britain’s driverless future

Railways must embrace automation, but successful deployment of driverless vehicles...

Between the Lines November 2020

Chris Stokes

The Government has around six months before the first...

Chris Stokes

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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

RVE 2021

Event Date:

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

There are no upcoming events