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GCRE promises to be testing gamechanger

James Abbott

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

James Abbott

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

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Scotland in Focus: Highlands prepare for 2020s

James Abbott

A programme of continuous improvement...

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ORION TARGETS FAST FREIGHT

James Abbott

The logistics start-up intends to broaden the horizons of rail freight...

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Great Western: GWR prepares to build back

James Abbott

GWR INTERIM MD MATTHEW GOLTON TELLS CONSULTANT EDITOR JAMES ABBOTT...

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Improving local lines

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT reports on the work of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership...

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Gatwick works lead timetable changes

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Covid-19 has thrown everything in the air, but here’s what the plans were before the crisis hit...

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Four decades in the Editor’s chair

James Abbott

To mark JAMES ABBOTT’S retirement as Editor of Modern Railways...

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