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Cautious changes for post-Covid era

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JAMES ABBOTT reviews the timetable change coming on 15 May

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Green HST proposed for Heart of Wales ‘Red Kite’

James Abbott

Plans are being drawn up to capitalise on the scenic value of the Heart of Wales line in the summer of 2023 with a tourist HST service

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Waterside service could be restored in 2024

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CONFIDENCE IS growing that the green light will be given for passenger services to be restored on the Waterside line on the west side of Southampton Water under the ‘Restoring Your Railway’ programme

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New HS2 Euston concept unveiled

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Provision for oversite development in new look

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Keeping the Premier line up to scratch

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West Coast South Route Director JAMES DEAN explains to JAMES ABBOTT how he envisages the landscape unfolding after Covid

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GCRE promises to be testing gamechanger

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Progress is being made with the Welsh Government’s plans to build a world class rail testing centre at the Nant Helen surface mine and Onllwyn coal washery at the head of the Dulais and Tawe valleys, with around £80 million pledged of the approximately £200 million needed to build the facility.

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SOLENT ASPIRATION

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Local politicians and rail activists are keen to see passenger services restored to the Fawley branch, reports James Abbott

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ASHINGTON TARGETS 2023 OPENING

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A half-hourly service to Newcastle is planned, reports ...

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Preparing Crewe for HS2

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Network Rail is working with HS2 on adapting Crewe station for...

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Scotland in Focus: Highlands prepare for 2020s

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A programme of continuous improvement...

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