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TPE RUNS FIRST LOCO-HAULED SERVICE

Tony Miles

First TPE loco-hauled service : the 21.12 from Manchester Airport...

Tony Miles
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Cooper for Eurostar CEO

EUROSTAR HAS appointed Mike Cooper as its new CEO. He will take...

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PANDROL’S LATEST INNOVATION

PANDROL HAS developed a new ‘Re’ system which it says dramatically...

Bombardier reaches Merseyrail agreement

BOMBARDIER AND Merseytravel have reached an amicable agreement...

FIRE AT NOTTINGHAM STATION

Clearing up: staff attend to damage on the footbridge at Nottingham...

NEW SAND HOPPERS ARRIVE

GB RAILFREIGHT has taken delivery of the first of its purpose-built...

WATERLOO DERAILMENT CLAPHAM’S LONG SHADOW

A temporary wire left in place was the cause of the August accident...

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RESTORING THE WITHERED ARM

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT reviews reopening proposals in Devon Exeter...

James Abbott
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FALLING PASSENGER NUMBERS I read with interest the letter from...

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Buxton and Perry in New Year’s honours

People FORMER ASSOCIATION of Community Rail Partnerships general...

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