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Latest Issue: September 2014


£2billion for local rail projects
Jonathan Roberts examines the Growth Fund deal

Start-up trials and tribulations
Extract from new book about the WSMR

Making rail the transport of choice
Andrew McNaughton previews his speech to the IET

Avoiding Dawlish would be expensive
All the inland options would cost a lot of money

Allez en Yorkshire
The rail industry rose to the challenge of the Tour de France


Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
Ian Walmsley pens thoughts on the Scottish referendum and
considers the D78 conversion idea

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Recent appointments

Crossrail update
A branch into Hertfordshire is explored

Alan Williams
The Government consults on replacement franchises


News Front
Miliband outlines Labour’s rail policy; plan for a new tunnel under the Pennines; Bakerloo extension to Hayes mulled

Rail Freight
Freightliner switches from Wilton to Teesport; an end to Sizewell flask traffic

Infrastructure News
East Kent resignalling; new Manchester ROC

Informed Sources
Captain Deltic reviews the new Hitachi commuter train and takes a look at the cost of electrification

Europe View
Keith Fender presents a round-up of news from across the Channel

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