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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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CORE VALLEY LINES MODERNISATION

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The Core Valley Lines are transferring to the Welsh Government....

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TfW Mk 4s makes North Wales debut

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MK 4 coaches ventured into Wales for the first time on 28 January,...

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TfW SECURES NORTHERN PACERS

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TRANSPORT FOR Wales Rail Services has secured some of the Pacer...

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TFW WILL PAY EXTRA FOR COMFORTABLE SEATS

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TRANSPORT FOR Wales has agreed to pay an additional £1.9 million...

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25KV REACHES CARDIFF

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BUT STILL PAN DOWN IN THE SEVERN TUNNEL THE FIRST main line...

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ANGEL MOOTS HYBRID CLASS 175s

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BATTERIES PROPOSED FOR ‘GREENING’ OPERATION ANGEL TRAINS...

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NETWORK RAIL ENDORSES CVL DIVESTMENT

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News Front Set for transfer: the Valley Lines. Unit...

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MORE SLIPPAGE IN TFW CASCADE

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Moving Wheels PACERS TO BE KEPT PAST DEADLINE ’153’...

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TfW seeks PRM derogation for Class 37 sets

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Moving Wheels Easing capacity: Class 170s from Anglia...

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