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EMR targeting sustainable growth

East Midlands operator looking to long-term

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Nottingham’s light rail model

Public-private partnership incentivises all parties to deliver

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The importance of the whole life value of rolling stock

Longer-term decisions will drive better value

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CrossCountry’s vision for long-distance travel

New National Rail Contract at the heart of long-term strategy

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Planning for the future West Midlands network

WMRE responding to HS2 Phase Two cancellation

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WMT planning for new trains and service enhancements

West Midlands operator looking to the future

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Central Route’s ambitions for good service

Delivering for customers, passengers and communities the focus

The Railway Innovation Awards 2024 Entry Form

The judging panel of the Railway Innovation Awards is looking forward to receiving your entries to the 2024 awards. The deadline for entries to be received for the awards is 19 April 2024.

The Railway Innovation Awards 2024 Entry Information

Entry information and form for the 2024 event

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Modern Railways March 2024

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