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Class 93 93001 on its first journey in the UK - by road. News Premium

Freightliner considering ‘93’ trial

Operator wants to explore capabilities of new locomotives

Tipped for Chiltern: ex-TPE Mk 5a set TP04 passes Norton, Worcestershire, hauled by No 37884 from Longsight depot to Long Marston for storage on 9 January 2024. News Premium

Mk 5s could release ‘168s’ for East West Rail

Chiltern seeks more capacity

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Modern Railways April 2024

April 2024 issue of Modern Railways in page-turning format features a focus on the West Midlands

GWR kicks off Greenford battery trial

FastCharge system being tested in shadow service on Greenford branch

Hope Valley upgrade reaches completion

Dore South curve and Dore & Totley platform due for commissioning

Wrexham General station. Courtesy Alstom News Premium

Alstom and SLC partner for open access bid

Alstom to operate trains for first time in UK

Through Waterloo: an artist's impression of the proposed southern concourse. Network Rail News Freemium

NR seeks Waterloo revamp

New concourse and better access in new masterplan

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Government ‘not on track’ to deliver rail reforms

DfT fails to deliver ‘complex reforms’, says NAO

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Freight sector battles challenging conditions

Maritime intermodal falls; HS2 drives construction increase

Ready for fast freight: stripped out interior of No 321428. Philip Sherratt News Freemium

Varamis looks to the capital

Express freight operator hopes to run into Liverpool Street

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