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Ross takes reins at SRH

New CEO joins from City of Edinburgh Council

HS2 completes Old Oak Common station box dig

Euston TBMs to be lowered into box later this year

AI deployed to identify lineside hazards

Encroaching vegetation, embankment issues and signal sighting to benefit

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New Railways Bill in King’s Speech

Great British Railways to be set up in shadow form

‘Bellingham Bridge’ takes shape in Birmingham

Deck assembly under way; major slide in summer 2025

Performance stable – climate change a risk, says ORR

Cancellations remain high, and railway struggled with severe weather

c2c brings forward net zero target

2040 date planned by LTS operator

Manchester-bound? Class 730s would operate LNWR's proposed Manchester-Euston services if a bid is approved. On 30 June 2023, No 730018 stands at Milton Keynes Central on a press preview. Philip Sherratt News Freemium

LNWR plans Manchester – London trains

New service previewed in WMTen proposals

Chiltern extends contactless ticketing

Six Buckinghamshire stations go live

Heidelberg becomes first iWagon customer

Entire fleet to be fitted with VTG Rail technology

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