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Merseyrail infrastructure devolution agreed

An agreement in principle has been reached between Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Department for Transport (DfT) for the Combined Authority to take control of the Merseyrail network

Rail Forum hosts workshops at Modern Railways EXPO

Trade body supporting our two-day show in Milton Keynes

Revenue growth lags behind passenger numbers

Rail revenue is at around 75% of pre-pandemic levels despite passenger numbers approaching 100%.

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Five years of disruption at Old Oak Common

Passengers could face five years of disruption as HS2's Old Oak Common station is built.

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Grand Union amends GW plans

Grand Union will seek new rolling stock for its Great Western main line open access operation.

Rail reform on Modern Railways EXPO conference agenda

GBRTT Lead Director Anit Chandarana will be the keynote speaker at the Future of Britain's Railways conference at Modern Railways EXPO 2022.

Extra trains to help people pay tribute to the Queen

Andy Roden

Overnight trains planned by some operators

Andy Roden
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Minister: all options on the table for Avanti contract

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has said ‘all options remain on the table’ regarding the future of Avanti West Coast’s contract when its Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA) expires on 16 October

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Chiltern considers Turbo future

Battery replacement could be on the cards

Major Network Rail presence at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Network Rail's Commercial and Procurement and Intelligent Infrastructure teams to show latest developments at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

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