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GBRf renews with 3Squared

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Minister: ‘we are very committed to electrification’

Midland main line wires: soon after passing Kettering South Junction...

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BAKERLOO EXTENSION SAFEGUARDED

LAND FOR a future extension of the Bakerloo Line from Elephant...

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ESK VALLEY SIGNAL UPGRADE IN T HE SIDING

SLOW PROGRESS with upgrades to the Esk Valley line from Middlesbrough...

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New infrastructure wagon fleet

GREENBRIER EUROPE is to manufacture 570 wagons for movement of...

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Trunks gone in 10 seconds

Mega Chipper V2: contractor QTS Group has unveiled a re-engineered...

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Talkin’ ’bout re-generation

Ian Walmsley

Pan UpI don’t want to cause a big sensation – but something...

Ian Walmsley
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THE GOLDEN SPANNERS 2020 DEPOTS RISE TO THE COVID CHALLENGE

AS RETIREMENT OF EX-BRITISH RAIL FLEETS ACCELERATES, ROGER FORD...

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£1 BILLION CUT FROM ENHANCEMENTS BUDGET

Funding announced for East West Rail but details unclear ...

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STAYCATION EXPRESS SUCCESS

THE DAILY charter services aimed at tourists which operated on the Settle and Carlisle line this summer were a success, according to Adrian Quine, Director of Rail Charter Services.

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