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RVE 2021

4TH NOVEMBER 2021 at DERBY ARENA, PRIDE PARK, DERBY, UK

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Polishing the Crown

Ian Walmsley

Norwich Crown Point depot was opened in 1982 by Sir Peter Parker, British Rail Chairman. Nearly 40 years on, it has had a major upgrade for Swiss trains and a Dutch operator

Ian Walmsley
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A NEW SLEEPER

DES BRADLEY describes his concept for a North East to South West overnight service

Freight to the fore at Rail in the Midlands Conference

Tarmac Head of Rail Chris Swan and Rail Operations UK CEO Karl Watts will be speaking at the Fourth Friday Club Rail in the Midlands Conference on 4 November at Derby Arena.

Alan Williams - October 2021

ALAN WILLIAMS

Our columnist reflects on developments with the now aborted East Coast main line timetable change

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Smart electrification for the Valleys

Planning infrastructure and rolling stock upgrades together is key to success

Online seminars look to railway of the future

A major online event looking towards a vision of ‘High Performing Flexible Railway Systems for the Future’ has been launched by five institutional organisations and the Railway Industry Association.

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Southeastern introduces City Beam ‘707s’

30-strong fleet transferring from SWR for use on metro routes

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