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HS2 Washwood Heath depot gains approval

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Train maintenance and network control based at new hub

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ORR calls for all TOCS to implement automatic notifications

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Implementation called for by end of March

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Gilruth opens Inverness Airport station

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Revenue services started on 3 February

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Going with the FLOW at Wistanstow

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TSSA mulls TOC pay deals

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Job security guarantees received

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Elizabeth line hits 100m journey milestone

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Break-even expected in 2023/24

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Banbury depot sidings open

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New capacity needed for HS2 works at Aylesbury

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The Railway Innovation Awards 2023 Entry Form

The judging panel of the Railway Innovation Awards is looking forward to receiving your entries to the 2023 awards. The deadline for entries to be received for the awards is 21 April 2023.

The Railway Innovation Awards 2023 Entry Information

Entry information and form for the 2023 event

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Eurostar rebrands following Thalys merger

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