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Coming soon – the Railway Industry Innovation Awards

On Friday 23 October we will be holding an online version of our annual Railway Industry Innovation Awards, the longest standing awards event in the industry.

Journeys slump to 19th century levels

Passenger usage of the rail network between April and June fell to levels last seen in the mid-19th century, according to data from the Office of Rail and Road.

Stadler takes over Metro maintenance

Stadler took over maintenance of the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet from Nexus on 4 October as part of a 35-year servicing and maintenance contract which will in future cover the new fleet the manufacturer will build.

Five more ‘66s’ for GBRf

GB Railfreight is to introduce a further five Class 66s converted from locomotives in service in Germany.

HS2 awards slab track contract

HS2 Ltd has awarded a £260 million contract to supply a modular slab track system to a partnership which includes PORR UK Ltd and Aggregate Industries UK.

Vivarail's plans for zero-emission trains

In an exclusive video, Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter talks to Modern Railways about the company's Class 230s and its plans for zero-emission trains.

Fourth Friday Club events go online

In response to the continuing uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we regret that Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club events will not be held in person before next spring.

Attracting passengers back to rail

Ralph Hilsdon, Railfuture

Railfuture webinar on 3 October focuses on winning passengers back

Ralph Hilsdon, Railfuture

Transitional ERMAs pave the way to management contracts

Rail franchising has ended, say UK Government ministers, as Emergency Recovery Management Agreements (ERMAs) have succeeded the Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) introduced in March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Uckfield electrification in second Project Speed round

Project Speed, a Network Rail and Government initiative to halve the delivery time and slash the cost of rail projects, has entered its second phase with a further seven schemes.