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Latest Issue: July 2015


Infrastructure - the good, the bad and the ugly
Dave Ward offers the RSA a Network Rail perspective

Southeastern bids for ‘319s’
The operator’s search for additional trains

The railway success story
Theo Steel examines train operator finances

Success story for Staffordshire
A detailed look at the Staffordshire Area Improvements

Virgin grapples with growth
West Coast operator’s future plans outlined

East Coast performance revival
Phil Verster explains how NR has improved performance on the route

KB stamps its mark on Wolverton
Business is strong at the former Railcare workshop

Cumbrian collection
A selection of images from the scenic North West


An introduction from the Editor

Modern Railways’ editorial view

Pan Up
RVEL’s Class 73 rebuild; could reconfigurable train interiors work?

Blood and custard
Our diary column

Readers comment on topical issues around the railway today

Recent appointments

Our monthly look at changes on the national network

Moving Wheels
Rolling stock news

In Business and small ads
Latest happenings in industry

Between the Lines
Tales from a Canadian cruise train

Crossrail update
Tunnelling completed

Alan Williams
Lessons from the West Coast Railways SPAD


News Front
ORR questions Network Rail performance; London Overground network expands; new management structure at South Western alliance; Government affirms HS2 commitment

Rail Freight
Continued coal decline; freight interchange proposals

Infrastructure News
GW electrification progress; ballast cleaning on the Great Eastern

Informed Sources
The battle for ECML paths; visit to the upgraded IECC at Marylebone

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

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