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Rail Minister Huw Merriman speaks at the Railway Industry Association Parliamentary Reception on 17 January. RIA News Premium

Merriman: settling industrial dispute is top priority

Rail reform and RNEP publication also priorities for Rail Minister

New CrossCountry contract planned

Contract could run for up to eight years from October 2023 if four-year extension is exercised

323221 leading 323218 working 2R35 1346 Four Oaks to Redditch near Alvechurch on 20 December 2022. JAMIE SQUIBBS News Premium

Regional Railways repaint for ‘323’

WMR pays tribute to Centro livery

Alstom to overhaul ‘334s’

23-year-old trains to receive major upgrade

Rail disruption costs North £8m a week – McLoughlin

Loss of confidence more important than economic harm, says TfN Chair

TUV Rheinland acquires D/Gauge

Gauging software company bought for undisclosed sum

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‘Modest but potentially critical’ role for hydrogen says Committee

Government urged to identify routes and start trials

The CrossCountry Class 170 after the March 2020 crash at Bromsgrove. News Premium

DB Cargo driver sentenced over Bromsgrove crash

Mobile phone use blamed for loss of concentration

Modern Railways January 2023 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the January 2023 issue of the magazine

TSSA members overwhelmingly accept NR offer

TSSA members at Network Rail have voted to accept a pay and conditions offer - but RMT members have rejected it.

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