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Devon submits Tavistock Outline Business Case

Devon seeks £3 million for next stage in business case

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VIDEO: A sustainable rolling stock strategy

Options for upgrading fleets in the North of England

Rail workers vote for more strikes

RMT members at Network Rail and 14 train operators extend mandate for another six months

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VIDEO: Creating a modern, affordable network for Merseyside

New Merseyrail trains just the start

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Modern Railways December 2022

The full issue in page-turning format

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VIDEO: Making standards work for the railway

RSSB aiming to help improve performance and operations

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VIDEO: Northern’s strategy for operational excellence

Operator focuses on people, process and systems

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ASLEF announces further strike date

Drivers to walk out on 26 November

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RMT puts offer to ScotRail members

Offer includes incentives and job guarantees

NR R&D showcase at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Network Rail's R&D team will be showcasing two track, maintenance and plant projects at Modern Railways EXPO 2022 on 22-23 November in Milton Keynes.

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