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The first ETCS test train crosses Welwyn viaduct. Courtesy Govia Thameslink Railway News Premium

First ETCS train runs to Hitchin

Tests to run until mid-2025

Performance improvements needed by NR: GWR Nos 387146/150 await departure from Paddington with the 09.51 to Cardiff on 26 May 2022. Philip Sherratt News Premium

NR Wales & Western in breach of licence, says ORR

Poor performance on Western Route leads ORR to threaten £3m penalty

Incoming HS2 CEO Mark Wild. Courtesy HS2 Ltd News Premium

Ex-Crossrail boss Wild is HS2’s new CEO

Appointment made as HS2 approaches railway systems phase

Nos 158719/727/741 stand at the buffers at Leven with a special train on 29 May 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Levenmouth regains passenger services

First Minister inaugurates new stations after 55 years without trains

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Big ambitions, tough targets

Network Rail’s Southern Region aims to improve performance...

Rail reform – Labour cuts the Gordian knot

Setting out Labour’s plan: Shadow Transport Secretary Louise...

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A high-speed experience

IN FOCUS SOUTHERN REGION PHILIP SHERRATT takes a ride up front...

IEP – engine packaging hits the limit?

■ Generator unit trouble on‘80x’units ■ Little change...

Bi-mode '450s' for West of England? Nos 450037/053 approach Clapham Junction on 18 April 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Bi-modes for West of England?

Battery-electric '450s' could replace Class 158/159 DMUs on West of England main line

Battery trial: A TPE Class 802 awaits departure with the 16.11 Edinburgh-Manchester on 19 February 2024. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Hitachi starts TPE ‘802’ battery trial

Trial informs business case for inter-city BEMUs

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