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Published for 50 years, Modern Railways has earned its reputation in the industry as an established and highly respected railway journal. It is 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.

Providing in-depth coverage for all aspects of the industry, from traction and rolling stock to signalling and infrastructure management, Modern Railways carries not only the latest news but also analysis of why those events are happening.

Modern Railways keeps its readers fully informed with detailed articles, informative features, and special issues throughout the year.

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Tailor Swift to your requirements

 Ian Walmsley

Class 321, the most successful of a long line of British Rail York-built EMUs, seeks a new life in the fulfilment business

 Ian Walmsley
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An extra platform for Oxford

A Government funding announcement is preparing the way for a third through platform at Oxford station, Network Rail's Chris Nash tells James Abbott

Williams-Shapps Plan - who will run the railway?

 Roger Ford

■ Operational responsibility of PSCs unclear n Managerial expertise downplayed
■ Dynamics of railway operation ignored
■ Fragmentation encouraged

 Roger Ford
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Bristol set for rail regeneration

A railway renaissance is being delivered in the West of England, reports Philip Sherratt

Can we afford to demonise the diesel?


■ No immediate CO 2 reduction from hydrogen 
■ Uncertain electrification programme blocks DMU cascade
■ Government 2040 withdrawal date ‘an ambition’
■ Synthetic fuel offers carbon neutral diesel traction

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 Ian Walmsley

Williams-Shapps is a Great British Railway report. Someone was listening after all

 Ian Walmsley
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Network Rail rules the waves

The second phase of works on Dawlish's sea wall upgrade is now well under way. Cornwall-based Deputy Editor Andy Roden reports on progress to date and the next phases in Network Rail's ambitious resilience programme

Putting EDI into practice


Rolling stock cracks crisis: update

Roger Ford provides an update on the issues with underframe cracks on Hitachi 800 Series trains

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