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Loram appoints Francis as MD

Former DRS MD to oversee first UK-built rail grinders

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New Shadow Rail Minister

Shadow Cabinet reshuffle promotes Portsmouth South MP

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Almost 700,000 respond to ticket office consultation

Biggest consultation response ever - watchdogs to give verdicts by 31 October

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£140m East Kilbride upgrade funded

Project to be completed by December 2025

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Northern City line ready for ETCS

NR and GTR prove ETCS capability

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DP World encourages modal shift to rail

Port operator aims for 40% rail market share from Southampton by 2025

HS2 trains gain environmental recognition

Smooth car body undersides a claimed world first

Registrations open for Rail Wellbeing Live 2023

Sir Steve Redgrave amongst keynote speakers

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NR fined £6.7m over Carmont derailment

Infrastructure manager admits failings from 2020 derailment

RBF’s Heart of Gold Awards return

Nominations are now open for the RBF's Heart of Gold Awards.

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