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A Crossrail Class 345 EMU undergoes maintenance at Old Oak Common. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Reprieve for Litchurch lane as Aventra deal signed

Capital funding secured from Government

Chiltern Tunnels wins Innovation Award for Major Project

Annual celebration of innovations rewards industry achievements

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Modern Railways July 2024

July 2024 issue of Modern Railways in page-turning format is a bumper 164-page edition featuring two supplements - Pendolino: Full Tilt for the Future and The Modern Railway 2024 summer update

GBRf Nos 66739 and 73698 haul the 20.55 Euston-Fort William near Rannoch on 18 July 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Caledonian Sleeper seeks Birmingham calls

Stop could generate revenue; improve connectivity

Growing passenger numbers: CrossCountry No 221131 passes University with the 10.03 Edinburgh-Penzance on 2 February 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Passenger journeys rise by 16% in 2023/24…

…but revenue only at 82% of pre-pandemic levels

Expanding operations: a TfW Rail Class 197 at Pembroke Dock. Courtesy TfW News Premium

‘197s’ roll out on Pembroke line

Introduction of CAF units continues

Lumo No 803003 passes Harringay with 12 June 2023's 12.18 King's Cross-Edinburgh. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Open access boosts FirstGroup

Revenues rise by 40% for Hull Trains and 42% for Lumo

FOR EV has installed charging hubs for Network Rail Scotland at Cowlairs and Irvine. Courtesy FOR EV News Premium

FOR EV charges NR Scotland

New chargepoints as NR electrifies road fleet

Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh officially opened Hull Trains' new training academy. Hull Trains News Premium

HT opens training academy

Operator gears up for ETCS rollout

New East West Railway Company CEO David Hughes. Courtesy EWR News Premium

Hughes succeeds West at EWR

New CEO joins from Arup

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