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Modern Railways December 2021

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Siemens challenges HS2 train contract award

ROGER FORD

▄ Preferred Joint Venture bid failed on technical assessment
▄ Injunction sought to halt ministerial approval
▄ Third legal challenge after CAF and Talgo

ROGER FORD
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Bletchley flyover is completed

East West Rail's Bletchley flyover has been completed and is now ready for track laying.

Nominations open for Women in Rail Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Women in Rail Awards.

Greengauge 21 calls for full Dartmoor Line reopening

Consultancy Greengauge 21 believes the Exeter to Okehampton route should be reinstated fully to Plymouth via Tavistock.

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Ballard acquires Arcola Energy

Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy in a deal worth up to almost £30 million.

Salisbury to fully reopen on 16 November

The railway through Salisbury is due to fully reopen on 16 November following the collision at Fisherton Tunnel on 31 October.

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Trio of namings at Low Carbon Logistics event

Three freight locomotives were named as part of the three-day ‘Low Carbon Logistics’ event, held at the Mossend International Railfreight Park during COP26.

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Battery trial for TPE ‘802’

Andy Roden/Tony Miles

Hitachi, Angel Trains and TransPennine Express are to test a retrofitted battery pack on one of the operator’s Class 802 bi-mode trains in 2022.

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Arcola showcases Scottish hydrogen conversion

Class 614 demonstration runs at Bo’ness next year

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