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Stadler takes over Metro maintenance

Stadler took over maintenance of the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet from Nexus on 4 October as part of a 35-year servicing and maintenance contract which will in future cover the new fleet the manufacturer will build.

Five more ‘66s’ for GBRf

GB Railfreight is to introduce a further five Class 66s converted from locomotives in service in Germany.

HS2 awards slab track contract

HS2 Ltd has awarded a £260 million contract to supply a modular slab track system to a partnership which includes PORR UK Ltd and Aggregate Industries UK.

Vivarail's plans for zero-emission trains

In an exclusive video, Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter talks to Modern Railways about the company's Class 230s and its plans for zero-emission trains.

Fourth Friday Club events go online

In response to the continuing uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we regret that Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club events will not be held in person before next spring.

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Informed Sources: EMA replacement challenges DfT

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Gateway gets going

Maritime Transport’s intermodal terminal at East Midlands Gateway...

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Opening knocked into 2022

Last month we reported how the Elizabeth Line was facing a further delay...

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My Railway Life: Power to the people

Avanti West Coast’s Employee Director LIZZIE POWER...

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Island line set for transformation

Replacement trains and improved infrastructure...

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