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Dear Secretary of State

An open letter to the new Transport Secretary

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West Midlands Rail Network Map

West Midlands Rail Network Map - download to view

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Modern Railways October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

Stadler shows trains for the UK at InnoTrans

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TfW tram-train and tri-mode and Merseyrail battery EMU on display

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Last chance to secure HST railtour tickets!

Sales close this Friday for Severn Valley Railway HST trip on 27 September

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Merseyrail infrastructure devolution agreed

An agreement in principle has been reached between Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Department for Transport (DfT) for the Combined Authority to take control of the Merseyrail network

Rail Forum hosts workshops at Modern Railways EXPO

Trade body supporting our two-day show in Milton Keynes

Revenue growth lags behind passenger numbers

Rail revenue is at around 75% of pre-pandemic levels despite passenger numbers approaching 100%.

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Five years of disruption at Old Oak Common

Passengers could face five years of disruption as HS2's Old Oak Common station is built.

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Grand Union amends GW plans

Grand Union will seek new rolling stock for its Great Western main line open access operation.

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Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

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Public Transport Scotland 2023

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All new for 2023, we are excited to be launching a Rail in Scotland conference. The Scottish Government has ambitious plans to decarbonise Scotland's rail network, and these will be a prominent focus in the discussions.

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Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol in March 2023. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

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Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

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Rail in the North of England

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

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Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

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