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Nominations open for 2024 WiR Awards

Awards celebrate EDI excellence

Chiltern No 68014 awaits departure from Marylebone with the 10.02 to Birmingham Moor Street on 27 July 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

DB sells Arriva to I Squared

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TransPennine Express cuts trains to ‘make journeys better’.

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Modern Railways November 2023

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Battery-electric No 777142 departs from Headbolt Lane station on 5 October 2023. Tony Miles News Premium

Headbolt Lane station opens

Debut for Merseyrail's battery-powered Class 777s

Urgent repairs: Network Rail has restricted trains on the Plessey viaduct near Morpeth to one line running. Network Rail News Premium

Plessey viaduct repairs reduce ECML to single track

Precast concrete parapet fails on 1840s structure

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ECML timetable change targeted for December 2024

SoS Harper gives go ahead for changes

Chris Green, Howard Smith and Gordon Pettitt - lifetime achievement winners at the Golden Whistles. News Premium

Calling all operators!

Prestigious awards celebrate operating excellence

Commodity and operator both in growth: DCRail’s No 56091 leading No 56301 on the 6O15 Willesden DC Sidings to Chessington South aggregates train at Wimbledon on 3 October 2023. Jamie Squibbs News Premium

Bright spots amid rail freight decline

Intermodal and construction traffic up; coal down

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