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Azuma construction underway

Taking shape: bodyshell for East Coast Azuma unit. Courtesy VTEC...

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SNC-Lavalin for tube accessibility

SNC-LAVALIN HAS been awarded design contracts to assist London...

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HANSON FOR HANSFORD PANEL

ECONOMIST DANIEL Hanson has joined Professor Peter Hansford’s...

Between the Lines

The recent awards for the East Anglia and South Western franchises...

CAITHNESS SLEEPER PLAN SET OUT

THE HIGHLANDS and Island Transport Partnership (HiTrans) has...

SNCF IN HS2 BID

VIRGIN, STAGECOACH and French operator SNCF have formed a joint...

DBC PLANS POST-COAL FUTURE

DB CARGO says it is relaunching the business after reaching agreement...

BLOCKADE FOR CHASE LINE

THE CHASE line between Walsall and Rugeley will be shut for 16...

DB EXPANDS OPEN ACCESS SERVICES

CZECH REPUBLIC German operator DB, via its Arriva subsidiary,...

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