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February 2020 issue on sale!

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Britain’s best-selling rail title The Railway Magazine is back for another month of award-winning photos, news, features and exclusives from the rail industry, past and present.

This month’s The Railway Magazine the story that Northern are very much in crisis as Arriva lose franchise. Plus, the first ‘Pacers’ are preserved and Loughborough looks to restore Thornbury Castle. Also, FREE with the February issue is the Blood & Custard Years supplement!

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Headline news

Northern and SWR on the brink,TPE cuts services to overcome reliability issues, 1,500 non-compliant vehicles remain as new PRM rules come into force, HS2 report leaked again as political row intensifies, L&Y saddle tank returns to steam at East Lancs.

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Virgin demise

John Heaton analyses the legacy of Virgin Trains’ performance during its 22-year involvement with the West Coast Main Line and shorter spells on CrossCountry and East Coast routes.

Failing our Disabled Passengers?

In the second of our two-part look at customer service on today’s railway, Nicola Fox considers the needs of disabled passengers and the often inconsistent service they receive.

PLUS | The Railway Magazine’s monthly news digest covering industrial, steam, Irish, narrow gauge, metro, network, freight and more!

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