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Bristol set for rail regeneration

A railway renaissance is being delivered in the West of England, reports Philip Sherratt

Williams-Shapps Plan - who will run the railway?

■ Operational responsibility of PSCs unclear n Managerial expertise downplayed
■ Dynamics of railway operation ignored
■ Fragmentation encouraged

Mobile coverage throughout LU by 2024

Mobile coverage is to be rolled out across the London Underground network following the award of a 20-year concession to BAI Communications.

Can we afford to demonise the diesel?

■ No immediate CO 2 reduction from hydrogen 
■ Uncertain electrification programme blocks DMU cascade
■ Government 2040 withdrawal date ‘an ambition’
■ Synthetic fuel offers carbon neutral diesel traction

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Network Rail rules the waves

The second phase of works on Dawlish's sea wall upgrade is now well under way. Cornwall-based Deputy Editor Andy Roden reports on progress to date and the next phases in Network Rail's ambitious resilience programme

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YES! YES! YES!

Williams-Shapps is a Great British Railway report. Someone was listening after all

Flexible season tickets go on sale

New flexible season tickets aimed at passenger travelling two or three days a week have gone on sale, and will be valid for travel from 28 June.

Go-Ahead’s ERMA extended until March 2022

GTR's Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement has been extended...

IRSE hosts Return to Rail conference

The rail industry faces huge challenges winning passengers back after the Covid pandemic...

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