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Voyager named after Hixon accident

Level crossing incident commemorated

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No more Nova 3s overnight at Scarborough

Revised Nova 3 deployment plan expected

New entrance at Denmark Hill

A new station entrance at Denmark Hill in south London was opened by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris on 2 September.

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HS2 inaugurates Willesden Euroterminal logistics hub

HS2 and the Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture (SCS JV) have officially marked the start of operations at the logistics hub on the former Willesden Euroterminal site.

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Services ramp up after strong summer demand

Passenger numbers rising as timetables changed

Go-ahead for East Linton

The village of East Linton is to have a railway station for the first time since 1964 after East Lothian Council’s planning committee approved the latest plans.

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Consultation coming on Manchester timetables

Work to continue on Option B+ timetable for December 2022

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Extra TPE services north of Newcastle from December

Five services per day will call at stations to Edinburgh

Applications open for RVE BigIdea

Applications to participate in this year’s exciting new supplier engagement activity at Modern Railways RVE are now open.

Register now for RVE 2021!

Excitement is building and registrations soaring as the original dedicated event for the rolling stock sector returns to Derby Arena this year on Thursday 4 November, with free registrations for individuals and companies open now

Upcoming Events

Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association
Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport in the North of England

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Our established conference on Rail in the North of England expands this year into a two-day event, focusing on rail on the first day and buses on the second day.

Sponsored by Porterbrook, Resonate, Tracsis and Mellor.
In association with Rail Forum

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International, Hexagon, Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport Scotland

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Following on from a successful debut in 2023, our two-day event in Scotland returns with a focus on developments on both the rail and bus networks north of the border.

Sponsored by Lothian, Porterbrook, Tracsis, Mellor and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Rail in Oxfordshire and the Midlands

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This year we visit a new city for our Midlands conference, Oxford in the South of the region

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Oxfordshire County Council and the Rail Forum

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Chartered Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis, Porterbrook and Resonate

Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference moves to Swindon for 2025. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

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