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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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Improving local lines

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT reports on the work of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership...

James Abbott

Between the Lines: June 2020

Chris Stokes

After any major change in the world, for example 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis...

Chris Stokes

INFORMED SOURCES: RAIL REPLACEMENT COACHES EXEMPTION EXTENDED

ROGER FORD

◼ PSVAR exemption to end of 2020 ◼ RDG ‘pathway to compliance’ lacks ambition...

ROGER FORD
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NOTTINGHAM – LINCOLN THE NEGLECTED RAILWAY?

BOB POYNTER

Retired Operations Manager BOB POYNTER calls for improvements...

BOB POYNTER

Europe View: June 2020

Keith Fender

The coronavirus in Europe has led to largescale reduction or removal of open access rail operators’ services across the continent....

Keith Fender

May 2020 issue of Modern Railways: a discussion

Find out what's in the new issue as Editor Philip Sherratt talks to columnists Roger Ford and Ian Walmsley

Light rail networks take a hit

LIGHT RAIL and metro operators mirrored heavy rail operators in
reducing services...

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