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Totalkare: Pioneering Solutions for the UK Rail Industry

In the intricate landscape of the UK's rail sector, Totalkare stands tall as a beacon of innovation and reliability. With a comprehensive suite of products tailored specifically for the rail industry.

A Govia Thameslink Railway Class 717 EMU - half of NCL services now run under ETCS. Courtesy GTR News Premium

Northern City line's latest ETCS milestone

More than half of services run under ETCS

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Rail Forum launches Made in Britain campaign

Members capacity and capabilities highlighted in new initiative

Boosting diversity: teams participate in the Big Rail Diversity Challenge. Courtesy Women in Rail News Premium

3Squared’s ‘smarties’ win BRDC Team of the Year

Annual event promotes equality, diversity and inclusion

Highland breakfast: part of TPE's new West Coast Kitchen offering. Tony Miles News Premium

TPE launches West Coast Kitchen

New complimentary First Class catering launched

Mixed traffic railway: Nos 56103/098 hauling DCRail’s 6Z82 Tyne Yard to Humberstone Road working are about to be overtaken by LNER Azuma No 800111 forming the 07.55 Inverness to King’s Cross at Raskelf on 13 May 2024. Alex Ayre News Premium

Task Force to tackle ECML timetable challenge

New approach aims to resolve pathing conflicts

OBE recipient: West Coast Partnership Development MD Shamit Geiger. Courtesy WCDP News Premium

Rail staff recognised in Birthday Honours

OBEs for WCDP's Shamit Gaiger and Rail Forum's Elaine Clark

A Crossrail Class 345 EMU undergoes maintenance at Old Oak Common. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Reprieve for Litchurch lane as Aventra deal signed

Capital funding secured from Government

GBRf Nos 66739 and 73698 haul the 20.55 Euston-Fort William near Rannoch on 18 July 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Caledonian Sleeper seeks Birmingham calls

Stop could generate revenue; improve connectivity

Growing passenger numbers: CrossCountry No 221131 passes University with the 10.03 Edinburgh-Penzance on 2 February 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Passenger journeys rise by 16% in 2023/24…

…but revenue only at 82% of pre-pandemic levels

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