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PAN UP: Cross Northern Country

Ian Walmsley

The Superannuated Anoraks go coast to coast in the land which forgot timekeeping...

Ian Walmsley

Zonegreen protects Crown Point

ZONEGREEN IS equipping Norwich’s Crown Point depot...

Open access operators suspend services

HULL TRAINS and Grand Central both suspended all their services...

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What saving?

THE SCOTTISH Government has invested £57 million on major projects...

TV series covers railway buildings

A 10-PART series on UKTV’s Yesterday channel entitled The Architecture the Railways Built...

Notice to Proceed for HS2

On 15 April the Government gave approval for High Speed 2 Ltd to issue ‘Notice to Proceed’ to its main works contractors for Phase One, linking London with Birmingham.

Southeastern to take ‘707s’ from SWR

The fleet of 30×5-car Class 707 EMUs is to move from South Western Railway to Southeastern as part of the latter’s new contract, which began on 1 April.

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COVID-19 and the rail industry

PHILIP SHERRATT

With passenger numbers down and reduced timetables, the UK's railways are feeling the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. But, as Modern Railways editor Phil Sherratt explains, they are also playing a key part in keeping the country functioning.

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Modern Railways April 2020

Welcome to Modern Railways April 2020

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GREETINGS AND FAREWELL

James Abbott Editor

Salvete et vale… I welcome you to the last issue of Modern...

James Abbott Editor
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UNLOCKING INNOVATION

The Railway Industry Association is set on harnessing the potential...

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BENIGN FAMILY GHOST

READER MIKE Lamport writes to let us know that his railway family...

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GOODWIN LEAVES TPE

TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS Managing Director Leo Goodwin left the company...

DLR TO THAMESMEAD CONSIDERED

AN EXTENSION of the Docklands Light Railway from Gallions Reach...

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Steam-powered Class 315s

‘I’M DELIGHTED that London Overground services into London...

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CHINESE FIRM BUYS BRITISH STEEL

CHINESE STEELMAKER Jingye Group has acquired British Steel, a...

LONDON TO BORDEAUX IN 2022

SNCF HOPES to start direct services between London and Bordeaux...

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WHERRY LINES RESIGNALLED

Semaphores have been replaced on the branches east of Norwich...

Government takes over Northern operation

Philip Sherratt/Tony Miles

THE GOVERNMENT’S Operator of Last Resort function took over...

Philip Sherratt/Tony Miles

MIDLANDS AND METRO FLOW FUNDING

BUT NO FURTHER ELECTRIFICATION APPROVED IN THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT...

Coronavirus concern hits passenger numbers

Philip Sherratt/Theo Steel

IN THE midst of a changing situation as we went to press, there...

Philip Sherratt/Theo Steel
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QUESTION MARK OVER LEEDS ARM

Dan Harvey

‘MANCHESTER FIRST’ STRATEGY POSSIBLE Chancellor of the...

Dan Harvey

BELL TOLLS FOR LONDON BRIDGE ASC

LONDON BRIDGE Area Signalling Centre (ASC) will cease to control...

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HYDROGEN ‘314’ EXAMINED

NON-DEPARTMENTAL PUBLIC body Scottish Enterprise is leading a...

BOMBARDIER’S NEW MCB-OD CONTENDER

ROGER FORD

A day out in Yorkshire reveals revived ambitions Think...

ROGER FORD
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HEx PREVIEWS ‘387s’

HEATHROW EXPRESS has released images of the Class 387s which...

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LORD BRADSHAW

We welcome letters for ‘Forum’. Please send them, ideally...

LORD BRADSHAW
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Regional directors for CrossCountry

CROSSCOUNTRY HAS appointed four Regional Directors, responsible...

‘710’ MULTIPLE WORKING BREAKTHROUGH

THE BREAKTHROUGH with achieving multi-unit operation of Class...

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BATTER PIS

Shrove Tuesday fun: this was the passenger information system...