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Class 455 –The Long Goodbye

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‘Sixty’over Saunderton

JAMES ABBOTT takes a run through the Chilterns in the cab of...

Kittens coming home to roost

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Summer timetable heralds new services

The start of services on the Levenmouth branch in June and later...

CrossCountry sets out fleet transformation plans

Voyagers and Turbostars to receive major refurbishment and bold new look

Class 197s launch on Ebbw line

Pembroke Dock next to see new trains

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Whitehouse is GTR’s new COO

Interim COO Coulthurst to retire

Record Sunday ridership on Metrolink

Marathon boosts light rail numbers

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ANALYSIS: Labour’s pragmatic approach to rail policy

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