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VIDEO: Challenges and opportunities for rail in the North

There is growth potential for the region’s network

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VIDEO: Rail’s role in Manchester’s Bee Network

London-style integrated system the objective

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VIDEO: ‘777s’ revolutionising Merseyrail travel

Rollout of Stadler EMUs making good progress

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VIDEO: Supporting and developing operational leaders

Are we giving our managers sufficient support?

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VIDEO: Devolution potential for Manchester

Trailblazer deal includes Pay As You Go ticketing trial

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VIDEO: Northern aims to drive economic and social value

New trains sought for service from 2028

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VIDEO: Transpennine Route Upgrade in delivery mode

Three key blockades completed in 2023

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VIDEO: Infrastructure boost for the North West

Enhancements in CP7 and beyond

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VIDEO: Exploit the North’s potential, Tugwell urges

TfN CEO calls for investment in transport infrastructure

Thousands raised as CrossCountry HSTs bow out

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