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Rail Forum makes five recommendations for next government

Body seeks benefits for customers, taxpayers and supply chain

DP World is targeting 40% of intermodal containers arriving at Southampton to travel onwards by rail. Courtesy DP World News Premium

DP World targets 40% rail freight from Southampton

Modal Shift Programme generating significant increases in rail's market share from port

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Hitachi completes Thales GTS deal

€1.66bn deal goes through

Avanti West Coast's Class 805 bi-mode units are now in service. Courtesy Avanti West Coast News Premium

Avanti launches Class 805s as ‘Evero’

First trains enter service between Euston and Holyhead

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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