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Entering a zero carbon era

Scotland’s ambitious plans to decarbonise its rail network...

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Innovation in electrification

Scotland’s Railway is leading the rest of the UK on electrification...

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Cement train derails in Carlisle

Disruption expected to last several days after derailment

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Transport Strikes Bill aims to limit industrial action

New law to set minimum service levels for rail services

BREAKING: Transport Bill deferred

Bill enabling Great British Railways deferred until 2023

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Modern Railways November 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

West Midlands launches CAF '196s'

New fleet to start revenue service from 17 October

Major ‘Javelin’ upgrade starts in 2023

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140mph fleet set for significant refresh

Andy Roden

Chiltern TBMs reach four-mile mark

TBMs nearing halfway mark on lengthy drive

Passenger numbers continue to rise says ORR

LNER beats pre-pandemic levels

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