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Celebrations for Dartmoor line 2nd anniversary

More than half a million journeys made on reopened line

New multimodal infrastructure in CEE region to help EU meet its transport goals

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Apart from its potential to meet domestic demand, CPK has the potential to become a transport hub for the CEE countries playing an important role in boosting the connectivity and economic development in this part of Europe.

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On track for a greener railway

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The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has launched the Sustainable Rail Blueprint, a new framework to support the rail industry in Great Britain make efficient progress on environmental and social sustainability challenges.

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TPE alterations headline timetable changes

The December timetable change promises minor improvements for...

An artist's impression of Brent Cross West station. News Premium

Brent Cross West to open on 10 December

New station to unlock wider development

Alstom warns of Derby job losses

Alstom could make 550 staff redundant as orders dry up

Changing times: Class 508 at the buffer stops at Southport on 29 October 2023 during the ‘508 Sunset’ farewell tour organised by the Branch Line Society, which raised £12,000 for local charities. The ‘508s’ will be stood down by the end of the year, with their sister ‘507s’ to follow in 2024, replaced by Stadler Class 777s, for which the platform extension work visible in this shot is taking place. Tony Miles News Premium

Southport platform extensions for ‘777s’

Class 507s retained until work is completed

Passengers board a train at Huddersfield, the start of the next section of the TransPennine Route Upgrade. Tony Miles News Premium

More Trans-Pennine investment signed off

Huddersfield-Dewsbury works to be approved?

ASLEF announces rolling strikes

16 operators affected by rolling strikes in long-running pay dispute

The Thames Valley viaduct under construction in late October. Philip Sherratt News Premium

HS2 phase 1 costs could be £57bn says Merriman

Phase 2a safeguarding could be lifted within weeks

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