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Modern Railways Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $3.00 per issue Brought to you by Key Publishing Ltd, Europe’s Leading Transport Publisher

Established for over 50 years, Modern Railways has earned its reputation in the industry as a highly respected, monthly railway magazine. Providing in-depth coverage of all aspects of the rail industry, from traction and rolling stock to signalling and infrastructure management, Modern Railways carries the latest news alongside detailed analysis.

It is essential reading for industry professionals as well as individuals with a general interest in the state and developments of the British railway network. Modern Railways keeps its readers fully informed with detailed articles, informative features, and special issues throughout the year.

Regular features include:

• National and international news on the latest developments in the railway industry, including traction and rolling stock; infrastructure; signalling and control.
• Roger Ford, the rail industry guru: his widely-acclaimed ‘Informed Sources' column strips away the PR hype to reveal what is really happening in the industry.
• Trackwatch – An in-depth look at changes on the national rail network.
• Moving Wheels – Keep informed on the ch

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Modern Railways  |  December 2012  


The December issue of MR includes articles on rolling stock policy on the Northern franchise, track maintenance and renewal on Network Rail and a review of Russian Railways as the system celebrates its 175th anniversary. Roger Ford investigates the cost of the IEP, Ian Walmsley reviews ways of keeping down the costs of electrification and Alan Williams laments the paucity of Boxing Day services.
Brought to you by Key Publishing Ltd, Europe’s Leading Transport Publisher

Established for over 50 years, Modern Railways has earned its reputation in the industry as a highly respected, monthly railway magazine. Providing in-depth coverage of all aspects of the rail industry, from traction and rolling stock to signalling and infrastructure management, Modern Railways carries the latest news alongside detailed analysis.

It is essential reading for industry professionals as well as individuals with a general interest in the state and developments of the British railway network. Modern Railways keeps its readers fully informed with detailed articles, informative features, and special issues throughout the year.

Regular features include:

• National and international news on the latest developments in the railway industry, including traction and rolling stock; infrastructure; signalling and control.
• Roger Ford, the rail industry guru: his widely-acclaimed ‘Informed Sources' column strips away the PR hype to reveal what is really happening in the industry.
• Trackwatch – An in-depth look at changes on the national rail network.
• Moving Wheels – Keep informed on the changes to rolling stock with the latest fleet news.
• Alan Williams -Inveterate traveller Alan Williams presents a railway user's viewpoint.

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I find the current UK rail news and comment sections most interesting, particularly ‘Informed Sources’ and ‘Pan Up’, both of which make the magazine a must have each month. I really appreciate how both Roger and Ian bring their knowledge and experience into their articles, but always with the ability to point out where policies and decisions are quite often, seriously flawed, making their articles very informative and enjoyable to read, all laced with intelligent humour as required. I often wish our politicians could display similar clarity of thought and intelligence! Reviewed Thursday, September 24, 2020
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My only complaint is a lack of diversity in the editorial staff. Please do not misunderstand, this is no criticism of the individual writers but it does lead to a narrower collective viewpoint than might otherwise be the case Reviewed Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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I'm a rail traveller rather than a rail professional but I still enjoy it. I would value more international coverage and some rail travel stories - we have plenty! This might extend your audience. Reviewed Friday, July 24, 2020
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Great magazine to read and to keep informent about UK railway in Belgium Reviewed Saturday, March 28, 2020
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I find it so informative about how these railways are operating in the UK Reviewed Thursday, March 26, 2020

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