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CARILLION FOR OVERGROUND

CARILLION HAS signed a contract with London Overground operator...

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CHILTERN REACHES OXFORD CITY CENTRE

Another step towards East West Rail: the inauguration of Chiltern...

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DERAILED TRAM WAS TRAVELLING AT OVER 40MPH

THE RAIL Accident Investigation Branch says the tram which derailed...

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NR SEEKS COMPETITION IN PROJECTS

NETWORK RAIL is to set up an independent review of barriers to...

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MPT TO BUILD TRAFFORD PARK LINE

MPACT THALES (MPT), a consortium comprising VolkerRail, Laing...

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NEW TRAINS THREATEN PERFORMANCE

Well, unless they all work as advertised straight out of the...

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THE DIGITAL TRAIN

A NEW APPROACH TO MAINTENANCE Digital train case study:...

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RESTORATION REWARDED

Great Western Railway craft skills award: London Underground...

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EMT MARKS HST ANNIVERSARY

Prototype power car: No 41001 departing from Rushcliffe Halt...

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BURCHELL TO CHAIR RDG

THE RAIL Delivery Group has appointed Chris Burchell as its chairman....

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