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Rail Magazine

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Fuel your fascination for the railway industry with the best news, analysis and commentary from Rail magazine. Published fortnightly, every issue is packed with the latest rail industry news from Government policies and involvement to operations, maintenance, train operators and so much more. 

With in-depth rail reviews covering strategy, insights and analysis and the latest infrastructure news and major projects, Rail magazine is an essential read for those who are passionate and curious about the wider industry.  

Explore the rich heritage of the railway sector with Britain’s biggest-selling modern railway magazine. Never miss out on the latest industry news with a digital subscription to Rail magazine today!

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Rail  |  Issue 833  

Every eight seconds for three hours during the morning peak, the equivalent of a full doubledecker bus of people arrives at Waterloo station, that’s 100,000 people every weekday morning. Each year, 100 million use Waterloo, compared with 75 million at Heathrow. Over the past 20 years, the termini’s passenger journeys have more than doubled. Waterloo has always been busy, but on the privatised railway it has absolutely boomed and now it simply cannot cope. So, in the early hours of Friday August 4, a Network Rail ‘Orange Army’ arrived at the station to begin a 24-day closure and blockade of more than half of the station’s 19 platforms, for an upgrade that will increase capacity by 45,000 passengers each morning and night. It’s a huge and massively disruptive job, which is why NR and South West Trains have been warning passengers about it since January.

From the worst rail disasters to conserving the railway’s past, Rail magazine covers every corner of the railway industry you want to know about. Each issue is published fortnightly and brings you the best news, analysis and commentary from the wider industry. 

As Britain’s biggest-selling modern railway magazine, Rail is an essential read for those who are passionate about the railway and who seek to learn more about the train operators, maintenance, services provided by Network Rail and so much more. With regular rail reviews and reports on a variety of fleets, Rail magazine covers the full spectrum of all railway activity, so you’re always up to speed on the latest developments in the industry. 

From London’s impressive underground to the Eurostar and beyond, explore the extraordinary world of the railway and excite all your curiosities with a digital subscription to Rail magazine today! 

Curious about the fascinating world of the railway? Discover Britain’s best-selling modern railway magazine with regular in-depth reviews, exclusive features, news and updates. Get all the following and more delivered directly to your device with a subscription to Rail magazine today:

  • Britain’s biggest-selling modern railway magazine
  • Rail reviews covering strategy, insights and analysis 
  • Explore the rich heritage of the railway
  • The latest industry news including major infrastructure projects, services provided by Network Rail, Government policies and more
  • Learn about the train operators and maintenance of the railway
  • The essential journal for the rail industry
  • Stay up to date with a variety of fleets
  • Delivered directly to your device – access your best-loved magazine on-the-go!  

You'll receive 26 issues during a 1 year Rail magazine subscription.

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A very informative and interesting read. Reviewed Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Brilliant magazine to read online Reviewed Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Would like more graphics Reviewed Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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