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Outgoing NR Wales & Western Regional MD Michelle Handforth. Andy Bowes-Roden News Premium

Michelle Handforth steps down at Wales & Western

Rob Cairns to take over on interim basis

‘Be up front about fees’ – ORR warns ticket firms

Third-party booking and finder’s fees probed by regulator

End of the line: production at Alstom's Derby factory could end within weeks. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Alstom Derby on the brink?

‘Six weeks… it all goes’ says MD Crossfield

Benefits beyond BCR: an aerlai view of Bletchley High Level station on East West Rail. Phil Marsh News Premium

NAO: EWR case does not rest on BCR alone

NAO issues verdict after MP prompts on business case

New platform at Chester planned: on 23 August 2023, AWC No 221116 calls at the station with the 08.53 Holyhead-Euston. Philip Sherratt News Premium

NWC upgrades, Borderlands improvements in major report

Track, signalling and platform upgrades planned for North Wales Coast line before electrification

CPK signs an agreement with ADIF to boost the development of Poland’s high-speed railway network

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny

CPK signs an agreement with ADIF to boost the development
of Poland’s high-speed railway network

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ADIF, Spain's national railway infrastructure manager, aimed at strengthening the strategic cooperation between the parties in the development of the high-speed rail network in Poland.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny

Deck beams completed on first HS2 viaduct

Major milestone reached on Phase 1.

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Rail revenue rises – but funding gap remains

Government support falls to £11.9 billion in 2022-23

Ebbw Vale upgrade completed on time

Final blockade completed on time

Incoming TfL COO Claire Mann. News Premium

Claire Mann to be TfL COO

Mann rejoins TfL after three years as SWR MD

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