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Rail reform on Modern Railways EXPO conference agenda

GBRTT Lead Director Anit Chandarana will be the keynote speaker at the Future of Britain's Railways conference at Modern Railways EXPO 2022.

Extra trains to help people pay tribute to the Queen

Andy Roden

Overnight trains planned by some operators

Andy Roden
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Minister: all options on the table for Avanti contract

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has said ‘all options remain on the table’ regarding the future of Avanti West Coast’s contract when its Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA) expires on 16 October

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Chiltern considers Turbo future

Battery replacement could be on the cards

Major Network Rail presence at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Network Rail's Commercial and Procurement and Intelligent Infrastructure teams to show latest developments at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

The time is right for the ‘Train for Britain’

Andy Roden

Could HS2 pave the way for a new Royal Train?

Andy Roden

Strikes cancelled after Queen’s death

Andy Roden

Planned actions for September delayed in mark of respect

Andy Roden

Rail Wellbeing Live 2022 set to change lives

Andy Roden

This year’s Rail Wellbeing Live even takes place on 2-3 November. Rail Wellbeing Alliance Chair and Network Rail Southern Region Managing Director JOHN HALSALL talks about this year’s plans.

Andy Roden
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TPE cuts Anglo-Scottish services due to staff shortage

Andy Roden

Operator seeks buses to ease disruption

Andy Roden
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RMT announces September strikes

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Two more days added in ongoing dispute

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