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Stadler to unveil rolling stock and services for the first time at InnoTrans 2022

Hydrogen FLIRT to be unveiled at Berlin show

Portishead funding gap filled

A further £35.5 million has been committed towards reopening the line to Portishead, which authorities say should help plug a funding gap

Don’t delay – secure your HST railtour tickets today!

Special HST trip to the Severn Valley Railway on 27 September

Impasse over TfL funding continues

The latest short extension to Government funding for Transport for London expired at midday on 3 August, still without a sign of a long-term deal being agreed

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Decarbonising the Western

A Network Rail strategy sets out a six-stage approach to eliminating diesel trains

As idle as a painted ship

As rail reform falters, a vision for our railway is needed

Network Rail consults on maintenance reforms

Talks start with unions about NR's modernisation drive: RMT disputes 'unconditional' pay offer

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TfL funding extended for another week

TfL ponders long-term funding offer from Government

ASLEF announces further strike on 13 August

Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry drivers vote overwhelmingly for strikes

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