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Revolution for branch lines?

Hybrid Very Light Rail vehicle could be deployed on segregated routes

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Modern Railways November 2021

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Hartlepool to build Old Oak tunnel segments

Segments for HS2's twin-bore tunnel from Old Oak Common to Green Parkway are to be made at a new facility in Hartlepool.

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Doncaster pitches for GBR HQ

Doncaster hopes to be selected as the headquarters of Great British Railways.

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Bridlington semaphores to be replaced

Semaphore signals at Bridlington are to be replaced by colour lights in late October.

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Okehampton line reopens on 20 November

The railway between Exeter and Okehampton will reopen to daily passenger services from 20 November - the first of the Government's Restoring Your Railway schemes to be completed.

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Rail travel rebounds from Covid restrictions

Passenger numbers on the rail network were five times higher between April and June this year than for the same period in 2020 according to the latest statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road.

First ‘365s’ sent for scrap

Scrapping of the 40-strong Class 365 EMU fleet began on 30 September, when Nos 365501/511 were moved to Booths at Rotherham.

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To Market Harborough and beyond?

With Midland main line electrification from Bedford to Corby completed, Network Rail is setting its sights on the wiring continuing north from Kettering

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VIDEO: Minister highlights importance of rail in levelling up

Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson told the Rail in the North of England conference he wants to give the region the boost it deserves

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