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ASLEF announces rolling strikes

16 operators affected by rolling strikes in long-running pay dispute

The Thames Valley viaduct under construction in late October. Philip Sherratt News Premium

HS2 phase 1 costs could be £57bn says Merriman

Phase 2a safeguarding could be lifted within weeks

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Sustainable rail blueprint launched

Rail industry sets out environmental and social delivery agenda

Piccadilly Line 2024 stock on test

New Siemens-built trains to enter service in 2025

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Modern Railways December 2023

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Exciting News: EN 50155 Panel PCs Coming Soon from FORTEC United Kingdom!

Display Technology

At FORTEC United Kingdom, we're thrilled to share some exciting news for the railway transportation industry. Litemax, a distinguished manufacturer and our trusted partner, is set to revolutionise the passenger experience aboard trains and trams with their upcoming range of EN 50155 certified Panel PCs.

Display Technology

Mary’s marathon effort

Porterbrook CEO raises more than £100,000 for Railway Children

Plessey viaduct repairs completed

Full working on both tracks restored

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Passenger journeys rise by 19% to 89% of pre-pandemic levels

Revenue growth lags at 78% of 2019 figures

CrossCountry 43378/239 pause at Exeter St Davids with the 12.27 Plymouth-Edinburgh News Premium

Draft Rail Reform Bill promises scrutiny of GBR plans…

Primary legislation unlikely in this Parliament

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