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TBM Dorothy breaks through at the south portal of HS2's Long Itchington Wood tunnel. News Premium

Breakthrough! Dorothy completes HS2 tunnel bore

TBM completes first of two bores at one-mile-long tunnel

Stadler completes first ’93’ body

First tri-mode locomotive expected to enter service in 2023

Class 444s will receive train occupancy information equipment. SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY News Premium

South Western Railway defers December timetable change

More trains to gain live occupancy information

£30m invested in Victoria station upgrades

More concourse space and ticket gates created in major upgrade

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Modern Railways August 2022

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Network Rail launches resilience taskforce

Expert advisors to make recommendations on how Britain's railway can better cope with extreme weather

Northern No 195022 stands at Sheffield on 25 October 2021. PHILIP SHERRATT/MODERN RAILWAYS News Premium

‘Clear investment case’ for Trans-Pennine upgrade, says NAO

National Audit Office report confirms investment case but warns of challenges.

Midland main line to close south of Leicester

Extreme temperatures cause disruption on MML/ECML corridor

It is more than 1,000 days since the last RNEP update. News Premium

1,000 days since last RNEP update

RIA warns of uncertainty as RNEP update reaches 1,000 day milestone

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Barking Riverside opens

New station and railway opens earlier than expected

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