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First train runs under ETCS on Northern City line

Major milestone reached in East Coast Digital Programme as ETCS tests start

HS2 Golborne Link axed in line with UCR findings

The Government is axing the link from HS2 Phase 2b to the West Coast main line south of Wigan.

Passenger numbers hit 90% milestone

Passenger numbers reached 90% of pre-pandemic levels in mid-May, according to Department for Transport statistics.

Porterbrook fits ETCS to NMT ‘43s’

Three Class 43s have been fitted with ETCS Level 2 onboard equipment.

NR staff deliver kit for Ukrainian Railway

Further aid to Ukraine has been sent to help keep its rail network running.

Construction starts on Colne Valley viaduct deck

Construction work on the deck of the Colne Valley viaduct has begun.

Elizabeth Line clocks up a MILLION journeys

Popularity of Elizabeth Line continues after opening day excitement

Shortlist announced for Railway Innovation Awards 2022

Anticipation building ahead of 1 July ceremony

800 Series cracking – ORR final report

ROGER FORD

■ No independent technical investigation
■ Call for review of standards
■ Six-year modification programme
■ Four weeks out of service for nine-car set
■ Fresh crack locations emerging

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‘345s’ in the spotlight

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How will the Elizabeth Line trains perform as the central section opens?

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