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PREVIEW: September edition of Rail Express magazine

Tours and heritage lines return, plus we explore the Tyne & Wear Metro as it notches up four decades!

The September issue of Rail Express magazine is essential reading for today’s rail enthusiasts.

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If you’d like to read this latest issue of Rail Express magazine, then you can download the digital version, order the print magazine, or better yet take out a subscription for the best value offers. Here’s what to expect this month…


Headline News

£30 billion cost for a carbon-neutral railway; Post-Covid boost for charter operations?; Far North timber trial; Loram coach breaks cover, plus more headline news.

40 years of the Tyne & Wear Metro

The Tyne & Wear Metro was Britain’s first modern-era light rail system, and this August it has notched up 40 years of service.

The Retro Years: September

More classic diesel and electric scenes from the Rail Express archives.


PLUS! All the latest news covering Railtours, Preservation, Units, Shunters, Coaches, Wagons and the Irish modern traction scene.

Rail Express magazine is on sale in UK newsagents and supermarkets, and you can buy the current issue in digital and paper formats here!


You can also buy stacks of back issues of RE, but it’s cheaper to subscribe. Subscribers save money, get their copies delivered to their doorstep and never miss an issue!

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