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Latest Issue: The Modern Railway 2015 Book

Edited by Modern Railways’ Ken Cordner with contributions from Roger Ford, Tony Miles, Alan Williams and other members of the team, The Modern Railway 2015 hardback version is set over 208 pages and provides an in-depth examination of:

■ Policy and finance

■ Infrastructure maintenance and renewal

■ Train operation (passenger and freight)

■ Civil engineering

■ Rolling stock manufacture and maintenance

■ Signal & telecommunications

■ Customer interface and support

■ Light rail & Metro systems

■ European Developments

Special features include:

2015 – Year of Uncertainty. Roger Ford on rail prospects in a year of political challenges.

Direct Awards revive new train market – rail franchise quality factor boost train building.

Community Rail – Alan Williams on opportunities and challenges exposed by DfT report.

Profit squeeze for train operating companies – specialist analysis.

Rail freight faces up to change – spotlight on switch around in market sectors.

Electrification at the crossroads – industry needs to show it can deliver, writes Roger Ford.

Into Europe – modernisation and new technology boost rail’s prospects

The most comprehensive directory of UK rail companies
As well as editorials on all the key players and projects, The Modern Railway includes a comprehensive directory of over 2450 suppliers and businesses involved in keeping the UK industry in operation. This section has comprehensive contact information including website addresses and email details, making this publication an essential tool for today’s railway professional.