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Blockade blitz

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Network Rail’s Southern Region has mastered the art of longer, more productive closures of the railway for maintenance, with Wessex Route leading the way. PHILIP SHERRATT reports

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Avanti West Coast looks to recovery

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The West Coast operator is optimistic passengers will return, as its MD PHIL WHITTINGHAM and Operations Director NICK WESTCOTT tell PHILIP SHERRATT

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Alstom builds for the future

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Alstom’s UK and Ireland Managing Director NICK CROSSFIELD talks to PHILIP SHERRATT about developments since the company’s acquisition of Bombardier

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Preparing the WCML for HS2

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Major programmes at Euston, Crewe and elsewhere are getting under way, as DAVE PENNEY, Network Rail’s Passenger Director for the North West & Central Region, tells PHILIP SHERRATT and ANDY RODEN

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Commonwealth Ambition

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MALCOLM HOLMES, Executive Director at West Midlands Rail Executive, and DENISE WETTON, Central Route Director at Network Rail, tell PHILIP SHERRATT how this summer’s Commonwealth Games will be a major milestone in the region’s post-Covid recovery

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VIVARAIL LEADS THE BATTERY CHARGE

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Battery technology could allow existing DMUs to go emission-free...

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Scotland in Focus: Scotland plots its rail recovery

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In the post-pandemic world...

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My Railway Life: Power to the people

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Avanti West Coast’s Employee Director LIZZIE POWER...

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EMR LAYS THE FOUNDATIONS

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The start of electric services to Corby next May is a major milestone...

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Island line set for transformation

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Replacement trains and improved infrastructure...

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