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Viva Venturer battery '230' visits Scotland

Technology showcased with demonstration runs during COP26

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LNER takes on more ‘225s’

Extra rakes to bolster fleet while Azuma cracking issues are resolved

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North to South Wales Mk 4 service expanded

Rhodri Clark

Three return workings a day with '67s' and Mk 4s

Rhodri Clark
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ROUTING HIGH SPEED 2

During High Speed 2’s extensive planning, many options were considered for the route. DAN HARVEY explains how and why the final selection was made

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Czech Republic looks to high-speed future

The Czech Republic has ambitious plans to expand its high-speed rail network. KEITH FENDER reveals how the network will be transformed by 2050

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REACH FOR THE WIRE

Ian Walmsley

Innovation where it is most needed, cutting the cost of electrification

Ian Walmsley
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Bringing new life to Scottish stations

JOHN YELLOWLEES, ScotRail’s Honorary Rail Ambassador and a member of the Railway Heritage Trust’s Advisory Panel, reviews recent restoration projects north of the border

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WHAT’S NEW?

Ian Walmsley

A stroll around Railtex shows an industry down, but not out

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Salisbury collision closes railway

Investigation under way after SWR and GWR services collide

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Welsh service enhancements will go ahead

Rhodri Clark

Second hourly service on Ebbw Vale line in December

Rhodri Clark

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