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3,000 respond to Golborne consultation

New rail services could cut Manchester journey times by 30 minutes

Siemens to rebuild Chippenham factory

£100 million investment to renew historic factory

Planning for growth: a Eurostar set at St Pancras. Philip Sherratt News Premium

HS1 seeks St Pancras upgrade study

St Pancras operator plans for future international growth

Hamilton directs North & East Route

New Route Director to oversee Northumberland Line completion

Track laying complete - East West Rail completion moves closer. Courtesy EWR News Premium

Merriman marks EWR Phase 2 completion

Services due to start in 2025

A view os Stirling station. Courtesy ORR News Premium

Grand Union Stirling trains approved

ORR approves open access bid for Stirling-Euston trains

Fundraising efforts recognised at Whistles

Operating excellence celebrated in prestigious awards

Less travel in Scotland: a Glasgow Subway train calls at Shields Road on 19 February 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Less Scottish travel after pandemic

Fewer journeys made; modal share remains static

DLR trains delayed

Integration testing works blamed for delays

Lumo seeks Glasgow paths

Open access operator seeks paths as LNER stops serving Glasgow

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