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Levenmouth link track laying completed

On target for 2024 reopening - track laying has been completed on the Levenmouth Rail Link.

Bus benefit for CrossCountry railtour travellers

Free bus connection for HST railtour ticket holders

Last call for Manchester conference

Discuss developments on the network in the North of England

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Thales/Hitachi merger: no threat to LU competition

Andy Roden

CMA updates investiation

Andy Roden
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Almost 500,000 responses to ticket office plans

Andy Roden

One week left on consultation

Andy Roden
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TfL tenders for new DLR franchise

Andy Roden

Contract worth up to £2.3 billion

Andy Roden
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Connecting the tube

PHILIP SHERRATT

Mobile connectivity is being rolled out across the London Underground and Elizabeth Line – at no cost to London’s taxpayers. PHILIP SHERRATT explains how it is being delivered

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Has signalling lost the plot?

ROGER FORD

■ Specifications still in ‘NR credit card’ mode
■ ORR competition addiction out of touch with reality
■ ‘ETCS-ready’ trains face obsolescence

ROGER FORD
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Crossing the divide

Andy Roden

An initiative between Network Rail and Arriva Rail London is providing their Operations Directors with direct experience of each other’s roles. ANDY RODEN speaks to GUNNAR LINDAHL and MATT POCOCK to discover how the railway could benefit

Andy Roden
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From project support to top notch performance

PHILIP SHERRATT

With the Crossrail project effectively completed, MTR Elizabeth line’s top priority is driving up punctuality, as MD MIKE BAGSHAW tells PHILIP SHERRATT

PHILIP SHERRATT

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