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Swanage resists swansong

Will this be the last summer of interconnecting trains from the main line? Not if the Swanage Railway can help it, reports James Abbott

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Darlington’s anniversary upgrade

New platforms and a new station building are due to be in place for the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 2025

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Modern Railways August 2023

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Tickets on sale for CrossCountry HST farewell railtour

Join us to mark the withdrawal of HSTs from CrossCountry services

100,000 responses to ticket office consultation

Response greater than anticipated?

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HS2 claims UK’s heaviest bridge slide

New structure pushed under WCML

Coventry-Leamington works planned

Viaduct and track upgrades to take place

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Almost four years on – no RNEP update

RIA calls on Government to outline thinking

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TfW outlines December changes

‘197’ delays cause problems

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Chiltern unveils new fleet plan

Proposals to be sought for ‘165’ replacements

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