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Merriman to stand down at General Election

Minister also served on Transport Committee from 2015 to 2022

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Modern Railways plans GBRF gala at the Nene Valley Railway

Join us for a a special gala weekend based around Peterborough and the Nene Valley Railway on September 7/8 2024. This brand-new one-off event for 2024 is being organised by Modern Railways with support from sister publication Hornby Magazine. Find our more and book your advance tickets here.

Networkers to be upgraded or replaced? South Eastern Nos 465922/926 call at London Bridge with 23 February 2024's 0934 Charing Cross-Gravesend. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Five shortlisted for Networker replacement

Upgrades, cascades or new build considered

To Rochdale next? Lumo is bidding for paths to serve it from Euston. Courtesy Lumo News Premium

Lumo targets Rochdale in latest bid

Six return trains a day, new trains promised

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HS2 axe could constrain growth – NIC

‘Do nothing’ north of Handsacre ‘not sustainable’ says commission

The western portal of HS2's Bromford tunnel. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

HS2 completes Bromford tunnel portal

First breakthrough due later this year

A Tyne and Wear Metro Class 555 on daylight mileage accumulation duties. Courtesy Nexus News Premium

Metro ‘555s’ start daylight testing

Service entry planned in 2024

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