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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

The full issue in page-turning format

Pay as You Go for South Wales

Scheme to be rolled out to 95 stations.

Wires to Temple Meads? GWR No 158760 awaits departure with a Portsmouth Harbour train on 30 July 2023. Phliip Sherratt News Premium

Temple Meads wiring study funded

WECA seeks Filton Bank electrification

An Edinburgh tram at the recently opened extension to Newhaven. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Edinburgh consults on tram expansion

Nwe north-south tram route proposed for consultation

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is working with Manchester counterpart Andy Burnham on alternatives to HS2 Phase 2a. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Mayors assessing HS2 replacement options

Street and Burnham evaluate options for HS2 Phase 2a

‘730s’ make West Midlands debut

First trains due in revenue service on 12 February

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