RAIL Magazine 4+

UK railway news & analysis

Bauer Media

    • 4.5 • 738 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Since 1981 RAIL has been the UK’s most respected, authoritative, and influential railway industry magazine and is the first choice for anyone interested in today’s railway, whatever their reason. RAIL’s second-to-none news coverage is given context by its top-quality opinion, comment and analysis pieces covering the full spectrum of rail industry activity from Britain’s leading expert commentators.

Widely respected within Government, RAIL delivers unrivalled insight, helping to inform policy, operations, maintenance, and services providers including Network Rail, train operators and the wider industry.

With a Membership to RAIL, you can expect:

Independent and in-depth news RAIL is the first choice for anyone interested in today’s railway news. Our second-to-none breaking news coverage is the best place to find out about UK rail news including rolling stock, structure and governance, infrastructure, electrification and high-speed routes.

Knowledgeable and valued experts Our experts are the best in the business. As well as our team of industry-leading journalists, we are backed by a raft of authoritative commentators bringing their own insight from a wide-range of industry expertise.

Forensic and incisive analysis and comment Our unrivalled research means we can dig deeper into the issues facing the modern rail industry, offering widely respected opinion alongside industry-leading data.

Read and respected from Ballast to Boardroom RAIL magazine is read by influential figures from within Government, helping to inform policy decisions in Whitehall, as well by leading professionals from all sectors of the industry including operations, maintenance, and services providers including Network Rail, train operators and the wider industry.

Features of the app we love:

- Read or listen to articles (choice of three voices)

- Browse our archived issues

- Free articles available to non-members

- Search content that interests you!

- Save articles from the content feed to enjoy later

- Switch between Digital View and Magazine View for the best experience

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What’s New

Version 9.8

Performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
738 Ratings

738 Ratings

sloughsteve27 ,


Too many magazines try to add unnecessary interactivity in their publications these days which bulks up file size. This is one of them. Would much rather have a plain old .pdf file that takes up little space in comparison. The publication itself is great of course.

Ian465 ,

My Latest Rail News

This is a really great app that seems to work quite well. It’s relatively easy to navigate and is good for just buying a magazine on the odd occasion. As always, the publication’s are great and really informative.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ian465, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback and your support. It is nice to hear, that you like the app. Kind regards

cckvvj ,

App doesn’t work at all

Subscribed and downloaded the latest issue, read a few pages before heading off to do other things. The content of the magazine looks great, but when I tried to get in a second time and the app just opens to a blank white screen with a small Rail Magazine icon in the middle, but is completely unresponsive. Will give it a day to set itself out, then if no luck will cancel my subscription.

Developer Response ,

Hi cckvvj, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We regret that you have technical problems with the app. Our customer service would be happy to help you. To contact us, you may use the contact formular in the app or just send an email to: appsupport_uk@bauermedia.com Kind regards

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