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EMR may withdraw ‘180s’ in May

Four trains axed on cost grounds

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Tri-modes returned without carrying a fare-paying passenger

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All 19 units to be handed back

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Lingfield landslip repairs start

Heavy rain caused major damage

Rail projects win levelling up funding

Cardiff, Devon and Cornwall amongst winners

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Successfully introducing new trains

Testing new trains for the Overground: Nos 710374 and 710375...

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Meeting the fleet challenge

New eight-year lease agreed: EMR’s Nos 158773/889 at Alfreton...

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Managing obsolescence

A STRATEGIC approach is needed to managing obsolescence in rolling...

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A strategy for modern and green train services

THE GREAT British Railways Transition Team is working on a strategy...

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Replacing parts cheaply and quickly

DESPITE A significant influx of Angel Trains for a number of...

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Modern Railways February 2023

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