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Between the Lines

At the start of the last century, Liverpool and Manchester were...

FULL WEST MIDLANDS DEVOLUTION RULED OUT

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling has ruled out plans to devolve...

BIOMASS WAGONS FOR GBRf

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CARILLION FOR SHOTTS WIRING

Scottish electrification progress: the green light has been given...

LEVERS MYTH PERSISTS

The notion that we are stuck in the signalling dark ages has...

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LONDONERS TURN TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The private car has been overtaken by other modes in the capital...

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NORTHERN TO GET BI-MODES

CLASS 319 FLEX PLAN TAKES SHAPE Set for bi-mode operation:...

DURHAM PLATFORM LENGTHENING

WORK TO extend platform 1 at Durham station by 40 metres was...

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