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Time to loosen the shackles

Railtalk Graceful spans: an EMR Class 222 passes over...

Dynamic testing starts on AWC’s ‘805s’

First bi-mode unit starts testing at RIDC; main line testing to follow

Chancellor confirms IRP commitments

EWR full route from Oxford to Cambridge also confirmed

See ReadyPower’s Rail Cyclone 2 at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

ReadyPower's high-tech infrastructure maintenance machine will be a major exhibit at Modern Railways EXPO 2022.

Devon submits Tavistock Outline Business Case

Devon seeks £3 million for next stage in business case

Rail workers vote for more strikes

RMT members at Network Rail and 14 train operators extend mandate for another six months

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Modern Railways December 2022

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ASLEF announces further strike date

Drivers to walk out on 26 November

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RMT puts offer to ScotRail members

Offer includes incentives and job guarantees

NR R&D showcase at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Network Rail's R&D team will be showcasing two track, maintenance and plant projects at Modern Railways EXPO 2022 on 22-23 November in Milton Keynes.

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