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Voyager on open access duties: Grand Central has recently taken on two former Avanti West Coast Class 221s to augment its fleet following availability challenges with its Class 180s. No 221142 has gained striking vinyls on the two driving coaches, visible as it heads north at Offord Cluny, Cambridgeshire with the 14.56 King’s Cross to Wakefield Kirkgate on 31 August 2023. Blake Cracknell News Premium

Grand Union revises Stirling plan to use ‘22Xs’

DEMUs to be refreshed and refurbished for Euston-Stirling operation

Extra Voyagers in new CrossCountry contract

Full fleet refurbishment and direct Cardiff to Edinburgh service also planned

NRC for Avanti following performance improvement

Longer-term deal could run to 2032

CrossCountry 43378/239 pause at Exeter St Davids with the 12.27 Plymouth-Edinburgh News Premium

MPs slam ticket office closure plans

Proposals described as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘unloved’

Peak fares abolished in Scottish trial

Six-month trial aims to boost passenger numbers

Warnings have been raised over a lack of orders for Alstom's Litchurch Lane plant in Derby. News Premium

Warning over Alstom jobs threat at Derby

Reports suggest factory could be mothballed

Industry gears up for Rail Wellbeing Live

Now in its third year, this pan-industry online event is generating more interest than ever before. Its chair Ruth Busby explains this year’s plans and explains why it is improving lives across the railway

Angie Doll is GTR’s new CEO

Predecessor Verwer steps back from day-to-day operations

Loram appoints Francis as MD

Former DRS MD to oversee first UK-built rail grinders

New Shadow Rail Minister Stephen Morgan News Premium

New Shadow Rail Minister

Shadow Cabinet reshuffle promotes Portsmouth South MP

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