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North to South Wales Mk 4 service expanded

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Three return workings a day with '67s' and Mk 4s

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Welsh service enhancements will go ahead

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Second hourly service on Ebbw Vale line in December

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CVL masts start to appear

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Signs of electrification progress on Core Valley Lines

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Borderlands frequency increase deferred to May

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Class 230 introduction to start in December

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Installation of OLE begins in the Valleys

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Construction of Core Valley Lines (CVL) overhead electrification equipment commenced on 26 July, when the first piles for masts were installed on the Aberdare branch.

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More Welsh Mk 4s to enter service

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Restaurant relaunch pencilled in for 20 September

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FIRST TFW CLASS 230 REACHES ITS FUTURE BASE

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THE FIRST Vivarail Class 230 unit arrived in Wrexham from Long...

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Major delays to Core Valley Lines transformation

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DELAYS TO the Core Valley Lines (CVL) modernisation are expected...

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Concern about ‘197’ interior spec

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RAIL PASSENGER groups have questioned the appropriateness of...

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CVL transfer to Welsh Government

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THE CORE Valley Lines (CVL) transferred from Network Rail...

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