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A TRIP ACROSS LONDON

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I am Birmingham bound. Avanti may boast three trains an hour,...

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Nothing to do with us, guv

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AND YOUR POINT IS?

‘WE NEED projects that favour regional connectivity and help...

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ANDREW HAINES

Network Rail Chief Executive ANDREW HAINES updated the Golden...

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FIRST CLASS 777 REACHES LIVERPOOL

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THE FIRST of Merseyrail’s new Class 777 EMUs was delivered...

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Bescot depot for WMT Aventras

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Wilkins for Porterbrook

PORTERBROOK HAS appointed Duncan Wilkins as its Head of Fleet...

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