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Chiltern introduces HVO fuel on ‘68s’

Operator takes first step in decarbonising

DB Cargo stands down electric locos due to cost concerns

Diesels to be used instead of Class 90s

HS2 seeks platform edge door supplier

HS2 has begun the search for a contractor to supply platform edge doors for Old Oak Common and Interchange stations

Ticket office closure consultation extended

1 September is new end date for consultation

More destinations for Avanti Superfare

Avanti West Coast has added 10 new destinations in the North West of England to its low-cost Superfare ticket range

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Darlington’s anniversary upgrade


New platforms and a new station building are due to be in place for the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 2025

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Swanage resists swansong

James Abbott

Will this be the last summer of interconnecting trains from the main line? Not if the Swanage Railway can help it, reports James Abbott

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Modern Railways August 2023

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Tickets on sale for CrossCountry HST farewell railtour

Join us to mark the withdrawal of HSTs from CrossCountry services

100,000 responses to ticket office consultation

Andy Roden

Response greater than anticipated?

Andy Roden

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