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Work starts on Exeter's Marsh Barton station

Site clearance starts on new Devon station

Former NR chairman Parry-Jones dies

Former NR chairman Richard Parry-Jones dies aged 69

HARTING reveals solutions for energy efficiency and weight reduction in rail

HARTING’s series of Railway Web-Seminars continues to examine the most important trends in the railway industry, with the focus in April turning to ‘Energy efficiency through weight reduction’.

HS2 starts work on EWR overbridge

Construction on a major overbridge carrying East West Rail over High Speed 2 started in mid-April at Calvert, Buckinghamshire.

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