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London Underground's roundel. Courtesy TfL News Premium

Tube strikes set to disrupt London

RMT calls for talks at ACAS to resolve pay dispute

A Metrolink tram calls at Barton Road Dock. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Metrolink boosts timetables as ridership soars

Passenger numbers exceed pre-pandemic levels

WMT Nos 170504/533 await departure from Shrewsbury with the 12.41 to Birmingham on 16 May 2022. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Government caps rail fare rise at 4.9%

England/Wales fares to rise less than in Scotland

Track is laid on the Bamford Loop on the Hope Valley Line. Courtesy Network Rail News Premium

Final track laid on Hope Valley upgrade

Bamford loop expected to be operational in spring 2024

A Nottingham Tram on the bridge over Nottingham Midland station. Courtesy Nottingham Trams. News Premium

NET secures revised funding deal

Financial restructuring secures future of light rail system

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VIDEO: EMR’s Auroras coming soon

Progress update on Hitachi bi-mode introduction

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VIDEO: Enabling Voyagers to face the storms

CrossCountry has worked to enable its Voyagers to run along the Dawlish sea wall during adverse weather conditions

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VIDEO: The transition to condition-based maintenance

The railway industry is still working towards achieving fully condition-based maintenance

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VIDEO: A decarbonisation strategy for the Midlands

Combination of electrification and battery and bi-mode trains suggested

The River Tame viaduct on HS2's Delta Junction. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

HS2 Delta Junction viaducts take shape

First deck span installed on one of 13 viaducts in pivotal junction

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