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£4.2bn for Scotland’s Railway in CP7

PHILIP SHERRATT

Real terms funding rises

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Northern plots new train order

PHILIP SHERRATT

Expressions of interest being sought

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Day Travelcards to end as TfL faces funding gap

Andy Roden

Cut to raise £40m

Andy Roden

HS2 hails London tunnels progress

HS2’s first two Tunnel Boring Machines in London have completed the first mile of twin-bored tunnel in the capital

First new Piccadilly Line train on test

94 new trains to replace 1973 stock

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Harper: no ‘big bang’ announcement on GBR

Transport Secretary insists rail reform is progressing

Portway Park & Ride opens to passengers

Portway Park & Ride station on the Severn Beach line in Bristol opened to passengers on 1 August

Thanet Parkway station opens

Thanet Parkway became the first new station in Kent in eight years when it opened to passengers on 31 July

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GWR’s integrated transport boosts bus and rail

Andy Roden

Great Western Railway is leading efforts to make multi-modal transport easier for passengers. LUKE FARLEY talks to ANDY RODEN about the successes so far

Andy Roden
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GWR seeks opportunities to grow

PHILIP SHERRATT

Managing Director MARK HOPWOOD tells PHILIP SHERRATT there is plenty of potential to increase rail’s economic contribution

PHILIP SHERRATT

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