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Back in traffic: Nos 458421/415 arrive in Waterloo empty coaching stock on 27 June 2024. Philip Sherratt News Freemium

Refurbished Class 458s enter traffic

First train used on suburban duties pending '701' introduction

New role: incoming Balfour Beatty Chief Executive of UK Construction Services Nick Crossfield. Courtesy Balfour Beatty News Freemium

Alstom’s Crossfield moves to Balfour Beatty

Industry veteran moves after nine years at train builder

New Colas Rail tamper: No dr75017 at the Severn Valley Railway. Dan Crisp/Colas Rail News Premium

Colas receives two new tampers

Plasser & Theurer machines to work on the Western Region

New Porterbrook Engineering Business Development Director Ben Woods. Courtesy Porterbrook News Freemium

Ben Woods returns to Porterbrook as director

Senior engineer to start in July

A Govia Thameslink Railway Class 717 EMU - half of NCL services now run under ETCS. Courtesy GTR News Premium

Northern City line's latest ETCS milestone

More than half of services run under ETCS

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Rail Forum launches Made in Britain campaign

Members capacity and capabilities highlighted in new initiative

Boosting diversity: teams participate in the Big Rail Diversity Challenge. Courtesy Women in Rail News Premium

3Squared’s ‘smarties’ win BRDC Team of the Year

Annual event promotes equality, diversity and inclusion

Highland breakfast: part of TPE's new West Coast Kitchen offering. Tony Miles News Premium

TPE launches West Coast Kitchen

New complimentary First Class catering launched

Mixed traffic railway: Nos 56103/098 hauling DCRail’s 6Z82 Tyne Yard to Humberstone Road working are about to be overtaken by LNER Azuma No 800111 forming the 07.55 Inverness to King’s Cross at Raskelf on 13 May 2024. Alex Ayre News Premium

Task Force to tackle ECML timetable challenge

New approach aims to resolve pathing conflicts

OBE recipient: West Coast Partnership Development MD Shamit Geiger. Courtesy WCDP News Premium

Rail staff recognised in Birthday Honours

OBEs for WCDP's Shamit Gaiger and Rail Forum's Elaine Clark

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