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NR report slams working practices

NR says report backs its calls for modernisation

Eversholt and Vivarail develop ‘321’ battery train

Eversholt and Vivarail are examining the feasibility and viability of fitting batteries to the Class 321 'Renatus' fleet.

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RMT’s next strike on 27 July

Govia Thameslink Railway staff in the RMT union have now voted in favour of strikes.

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TfL gets ANOTHER funding extension

Two-week extension the latest in a series of temporary funding extensions

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Laing O’Rourke wins £370m Interchange station deal

Two-phase contract involves detail design and construction

Drivers vote for strikes on eight TOCS

TransPennine Express drivers are amongst those in eight train operators voting for strikes.

Cambrian flood defence works start

Locally sourced rock armour will be installed over the summer and into the autumn.

Aberdeen-Inverness closure for station works

54-hour closure for track and drainage works

Progress on passenger improvements – more to do says ORR

Improvements needed in areas such as passenger assistance, says regulator.

Foundation works begin on Wendover Dean viaduct

'Double composite' structure saves concrete and steel

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