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Porterbrook takes stake in Brodie

ROSCO invests in train refurbishment company

Recortd breaker? GWR No 230001 at Reading Depot. Courtesy GWR News Premium

GWR ‘230’ claims new battery distance record

Battery '230' covers 86 miles without recharging

Draft Rail Reform Bill published

Government promises greater accountability and efficiency

A Class 150 on the Marston Vale line. Courtesy LNWR News Premium

Marston Vale full service to resume

Full service resumes using cascaded Northern '150s'

ASLEF plans Northern and LNER strikes

Strikes announced over 'failure to comply with agreements'

Joyner leaves CrossCountry

MD in surprise departure

A 2024 Stock train on test at Wildenrath. Siemens News Premium

80% of Piccadilly Line trains produced in Goole

UK work on new LU trains upped by Siemens

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Contactless landmark in c2c’s digital strategy

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Creating an attractive gateway to Leicester

Construction due to start this year on station redevelopment project

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EMR targeting sustainable growth

East Midlands operator looking to long-term

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