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VIDEO: EMR’s Auroras coming soon

Progress update on Hitachi bi-mode introduction

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VIDEO: Enabling Voyagers to face the storms

CrossCountry has worked to enable its Voyagers to run along the Dawlish sea wall during adverse weather conditions

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VIDEO: The transition to condition-based maintenance

The railway industry is still working towards achieving fully condition-based maintenance

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VIDEO: A decarbonisation strategy for the Midlands

Combination of electrification and battery and bi-mode trains suggested

The River Tame viaduct on HS2's Delta Junction. Courtesy HS2 News Premium

HS2 Delta Junction viaducts take shape

First deck span installed on one of 13 viaducts in pivotal junction

East West Rail tracklaying nears completion

Attention turns to track welding, stressing and tamping: opening expected in 2025.

A Freightliner train next to a canal. Courtesy Freightliner News Premium

Government sets 75% freight growth target…

...but target represents growth of less than 3% per year

Ready for retractioning? A CrossCountry Class 220 calls at Worcestershire Parkway. Philip Sherratt News Premium

Bi-mode for Voyagers?

Discussions with Alstom could revive diesel/electric Class 220 ambitions

Government commits £250m to TfL in 2024

Commissioner Andy Lord warns of shortfall in funding

Passenger numbers continue to rise

National figure 89% of pre-pandemic levels

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