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ORR investigates NR over Wales & Western performance

Poor punctuality and reliability probed as route suffers series of broken rails

Siemens tests mobile train charger at Long Marston

New technology could unlock discontinuous electrification for battery trains

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Rail revenue rises – but funding gap remains

Government support falls to £11.9 billion

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Underground ridership hits 4 million daily journeys

Pandemic recovery continues

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ETCS goes live on Northern City line

Major milestone in East Coast Digital Programme

RMT members accept RDG pay offer

Long-running dispute is over

Over £63,000 raised by CrossCountry HST farewell tour

Cheque presented to Brain Tumour Charity at industry's Golden Spanner Awards

Record attendance as 2023 Golden Spanner winners revealed

Most reliable fleets rewarded at annual rolling stock celebration

£47m Levelling Up funds for Penistone upgrade

Linespeed and capacity upgrades planned in major boost to line

HS2 Chiltern tunnel reaches cross-passage milestone

Half of cross-passages complete: breakthrough expected in early 2024/

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