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ASLEF drivers to hold more strikes

Pay and conditions dispute continues

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University station set to open

ORR authorises enhancements

Heading for store: following their withdrawal by TransPennine Express in December, the CAF-built Mk 5a sets have been moved to Porterbrook’s Long Marston site for storage. This is No 37884 hauling loco No 68024 and one of the rakes past Lower Moor on 9 January 2024 with working 5Q94 from Longsight depot. Peter Squibbs News Premium

Chiltern seeks Mk 3 replacements

Could options include former TPE Mk 5s?

On-board upgrade option: the Standard Plus accommodation in No 197115, viewed from near the cab bulkhead. Rhodri Clark News Premium

Debut for ‘197’ with Standard Plus seating

Specific Standard Plus upgrade for Class 197s

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Brown to chair RDG

ARRIVA MANAGING Director UK Trains David Brown is the new chair...

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Smith takes helm at IRR

IRR role: Anthony Smith. FORMER TRANSPORT Focus Chair Anthony...

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Modern Railways February 2024

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HS2 progress: the deck of the Wendover Dean viaduct being push-launched into position. HS2 News Premium

HS2's Thompson slams immature budgets on infrastructure projects

Executive Chairman criticises infrastructure planning; says Manchester capacity could be reduced

GWR plans Bristol-Oxford services

Trial service could start in September

Levenmouth signalling commissioned

Passenger services set to start in the summer

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