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New Metro trains delayed

Further testing of Class 555s needed

The climate is right to focus on resilience

Water, water everywhere: LNER Azuma No 801218 working the 06.48...

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Is Devon’s inland route really credible?

At the tenth anniversary of the sea wall collapse at Dawlish,...

Government repeats Great British Rail Sale

Tickets on sale until 29 January

Women in Rail Awards nominations extended

More time for industry to nominate diversity champions

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LNER to axe Glasgow service?

Stirling to also see cuts?

Funding gap for TfL: a Hammersmith & City Line train calls at West Ham on 9 Octoer 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Khan freezes TfL fares

Fares frozen until 2025

Break through! A Tunnel Boring Machine completes its drive into the Old Oak Common box for the Atlas Road Logistics Tunnel. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

Old Oak logistics tunnel completed

Tunnel paves way for Euston tunnels to start

Construction starts at HS2's Curzon Street station. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

Construction starts at Curzon Street station

Station will be built with seven planned platforms

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LNER launches flexible Advance fare; scraps Off-Peak tickets

London-Newcastle/Edinburgh/Berwick trial starts on 5 February

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