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Moving Wheels THE TEMPORARY Tyne and Wear Metro depot...

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Modern Railways February 2021

Welcome to Modern Railways February 2021

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Rail in Wales and the West - Session 1

Transforming the Great Western – Mark Hopwood CBE, Managing Director, Great Western Railway
The reliability and sustainability challenge – Stephen McGurk, Chief Commercial Officer, Porterbrook
MetroWest developments – James White, Principal Transport Officer, West of England Combined Authority

Modern Railways January 2021 issue: video podcast

Our 'Pan Up' correspondent Ian Walmsley returns to host our latest video podcast talking about the contents of the December 2020 issue of the magazine. The video includes contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford.

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Forbes for Story contracting

People STORY CONTRACTING has appointed Bobby Forbes...

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In Business NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY and Stadler have signed...

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2021: the year of tunnelling

High Speed 2 What will 2021 bring? For High Speed 2...

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