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The River Tame viaduct on HS2's Delta Junction. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

HS2 Delta Junction viaducts take shape

First deck span installed on one of 13 viaducts in pivotal junction

East West Rail tracklaying nears completion

Attention turns to track welding, stressing and tamping: opening expected in 2025.

A Freightliner train next to a canal. Courtesy Freightliner News Premium

Government sets 75% freight growth target…

...but target represents growth of less than 3% per year

Ready for retractioning? A CrossCountry Class 220 calls at Worcestershire Parkway. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Bi-mode for Voyagers?

Discussions with Alstom could revive diesel/electric Class 220 ambitions

Government commits £250m to TfL in 2024

Commissioner Andy Lord warns of shortfall in funding

Passenger numbers continue to rise

National figure 89% of pre-pandemic levels

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Modern Railways January 2024

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Cornwall Council approves MCM funding

Andy Roden

Levelling Up funding of £50m put towards Newquay-Falmouth trains

Andy Roden
Infrastructure review: the Labour Party has appointed former Siemens boss Juergen Maier to review infrastructure projects such as HS2, which will not now reach Crewe. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Ex-Siemens boss Maier to lead Labour rail review

Labour Party says it is 'serious' about delivering transport infrastructure fit for the century ahead

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