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12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.33 per issue Railnews is the number one publication for the rail industry, focusing on the people and business that keep today’s railway running. Originally produced in 1963 as the house newspaper for British Rail, Railnews continues to inform and impress in the modern industry. As well as in-depth editorial, the newspaper features views and opinions from readers and industry insiders alike.

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Railnews  |  December 2017  


A MAJOR announcement by Chris Grayling about the future structure of the rail industry came almost at the end of November, and this leads the new edition of Railnews.

It also became known just before press day that the Virgin Trains East Coast franchise will end three years early, in 2020, to be replaced by a form of partnership. A few days earlier, the Budget had included new money for the city regions and also funded new trains for Tyne & Wear Metro.

In other rolling stock news, we report the unveiling of the last Bombardier Electrostar train to be built at Derby. Industrial tensions have continued, and strikes are set to be staged over the Christmas period on Virgin Trains West Coast and CrossCountry, while a strike ballot has been called on Virgin Trains East Coast.

In an exclusive report, we reveal how armed police have been carrying out anti-terrorist exercises on a railway near London, and also revisit the East West Rail project in December’s Hot Topic.

Christmas is a time to remember as well as look forward, so we review the last year of railway industry events as seen in the pages of Railnews and also recall the events of March 1997, 250 editions of Railnews ago. And as it’s the festive season, you can also catch up with some of the latest railway titles in our Books for Christmas feature.

These are just some of the highlights in December’s special 40-page edition of Railnews
Railnews is the number one publication for the rail industry, focusing on the people and business that keep today’s railway running. Originally produced in 1963 as the house newspaper for British Rail, Railnews continues to inform and impress in the modern industry. As well as in-depth editorial, the newspaper features views and opinions from readers and industry insiders alike.
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I had a lot of trouble getting Railnews online so I've had to go back to getting it delivered. now we're in this pandemic, I'm having to go back to reading it online again. Reviewed May 8, 2020

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