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TRU and EWR on Government project priority list

The TransPennine Route Upgrade and East West Rail are in a list of projects the government believes are priorities.

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Devon’s integrated vision

Devon is turning integrated transport from a buzz phrase to a...

Modern Railways and CrossCountry celebrate with HST railtour

'Severn Valley Adventurer' special celebrates 40 years of CrossCountry HSTs and 60 years of Modern Railways magazine

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Elizabeth Line Bond Street station opens on 24 October

Bond Street station is almost ready to serve its first Elizabeth Line passengers.

EXPO INNOVATION – Camira’s fabric digital print technology

New digital printing technology means rail operators have more flexibility and choice over fabric designs than ever before.

Legislation to create GBR deferred

Changed Government priorities likely to delay implementation of Williams-Shapps plans

More Network Rail teams at Modern Railways EXPO

Network Rail has confirmed that members of its SPEED and Research and Development teams will have a presence at Modern Railways EXPO

HARTING reveals new rail products from InnoTrans 2022

HARTING’s Railway Web-Seminar series continues with a look at their new product innovations for rail, which were launched at InnoTrans 2022

Strikes resume following period of mourning

The ASLEF and RMT unions have both called strikes for early October, after action in September was called off following the death of Her Majesty the Queen

BR stock – still in demand

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■ DMUs cling on while EMUs scrapped
■ Cost of replacement units increasing

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

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It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

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