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GWR plans Bristol-Oxford services

Trial service could start in September

Levenmouth signalling commissioned

Passenger services set to start in the summer

Sole order: an artist's impression of one of LNER's forthcoming CAF tri-mode trains. CAF News Premium

No new train deals until end of 2024?

Order vacuum continues - next contract due to start at end of 2024

The first Class 701 entered service on 9 January. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Soft launch introduction for SWR ‘701’

New trains to trickle into service - four years after planned start.

A Hull Trains Class 802 on the East Coast main line. Courtesy FirstGroup News Premium

First bids for Sheffield-King’s Cross paths

New operation could be First's third on ECML

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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