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RETURN TO ACTON BRIDGE

The summer of ’67, the summer of love 50 years ago. Are you...

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‘385’ testing in Germany

TESTING OF Hitachi’s new Class 385 EMUs for ScotRail has moved...

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ABBEY WOOD OPENS

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London Bridge blockade success

THE COMPLETION of the Thameslink Programme moved a step closer...

London Gateway expansion

PENTALVER TRANSPORT has begun work on Phase 2 of its container...

BB for Bristol to Cardiff wires

BALFOUR BEATTY has won a contract to electrify the 40-mile stretch...

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NEW STOCK TO TRANSFORM SLEEPERS

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First completed vehicle: a Mk 5 leaves the CAF plant in Spain...

James Abbott
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RISBOROUGH VARIETY SHOW

The Bubbles may have gone, but ALAN WALLWORK discovered plenty...

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GO-AHEAD PROFITS HIT BY RAIL TROUBLES DECLINING RAIL profitability...

‘707s’ MAKE PASSENGER DEBUT

Stopgap trains: Class 707s in the yard at Clapham Junction on...

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