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RVE 2021

4TH NOVEMBER 2021 at DERBY ARENA, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, UK

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A NEW TIMETABLE FOR THE EAST COAST

PHILIP SHERRATT describes how LNER’s May 2022 timetable has been developed

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OUTSTANDING OPERATIONS REWARDED

ANDY RODEN reveals the teams and individuals who won at the annual Golden Whistle awards

Electrification metric rediscovered

ROGER FORD

How can we prioritise electrification schemes?

ROGER FORD
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THE SEAT OF AURORA

East Midlands Railway has finalised the new seats for its new trains, and they’re completely useless – as ironing boards

Modern Railways August 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the August 2021 issue of Modern Railways

Reliability metrics compared

ROGER FORD

MTIN vs 701(D) – if it ain’t broke?

ROGER FORD
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CALVERT CROSSING: EWR WILL PASS OVER HS2

JAMES ABBOTT reports from North Bucks, where one new railway will cross another

Rail industry gears up for Railtex/Infrarail 2021

The joint Railtex/Infrarail exhibition takes place in Birmingham on 7-9 September. ANDY RODEN looks at some of the events and exhibitor highlights

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Upcoming Events

Rail in the North of England

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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.

Railway Innovation Awards

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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.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association. Sponsored by Porterbrook

Rail in the Midlands

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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.

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

RVE 2021

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

Golden Spanner Awards

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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

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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.

Sponsored by Tracsis

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