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VIDEO: Making standards work for the railway

RSSB aiming to help improve performance and operations

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VIDEO: Northern’s strategy for operational excellence

Operator focuses on people, process and systems

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ASLEF announces further strike date

Drivers to walk out on 26 November

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RMT puts offer to ScotRail members

Offer includes incentives and job guarantees

NR R&D showcase at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Network Rail's R&D team will be showcasing two track, maintenance and plant projects at Modern Railways EXPO 2022 on 22-23 November in Milton Keynes.

Post-Covid passenger outlook discussed at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Speakers from Transport Focus, Lumo and 'Man in Seat 61' Mark Smith outline challenges and solutions at Future of Britain's Railways conference

NR Commercial & Procurement specialists at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Senior figures from Network Rail's Commercial & Procurement team will be at Modern Railways EXPO 2022 to answer questions about their activity and plans.

FREE shuttle bus for Modern Railways EXPO 2022 visitors

Free bus service will take visitors and exhibitors to landmark show on 22-23 November in Milton Keynes

Merriman is new Rail Minister

PM Sunak's new ministerial team confirmed

Pete Waterman to open Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Record producer and Railway Benefit Fund President to open show and announce funds raised for charity on Modern Railways railtour

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