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VIDEO: CrossCountry’s role in Wales and the West

Operator looks to build for the future

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VIDEO: Active Travel ‘153s’ take shape

Summer debut planned on Heart of Wales line

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VIDEO: Valley Lines upgrade progressing

Major milestones for billion-pound project

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VIDEO: Working together in Wales

NR and TfW developing a blueprint for the network

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VIDEO: TfW challenges and opportunities

Major timetable changes coming this year

Lifeline for Alstom?

Ten more Class 345s could be ordered to keep production lines alive

SE boosts accessibility app

More features available for disabled passengers

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Modern Railways May 2024

May 2024 issue of Modern Railways in page-turning format features CrossCountry’s
bold new look

Can GBR survive?

Informed Sources Cutting edge analysis of the issues...

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Glasgow Subway’s new train milestone

SPT’s Project Director MARK TONER updates PHILIP SHERRATT on...

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