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Fawley fact-finder trip as reopening mooted

South Western Railway ran a special service on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire on 28 July, more than 50 years since regular passenger services on the line ceased.

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HS2 Trains of the Future Supplement

Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt explains the significance of the biggest rolling stock contract in a generation

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Settle and Carlisle Charter Trains launched

Rail Charter Services has launched regular charter trains on the Settle and Carlisle line between Skipton and Appleby this summer. The loco-hauled services began on 20 July and will operate daily until 12 September. Modern Railways Consultant Editor James Abbott joined the first train to find out more.

UP3 helps Southeastern speed up Delay Repay

Southeastern has selected UP3’s Rail Compensation product as its new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, speeding up the time it takes to handle compensation claims by streamlining back-office processes.

Covid causes further Crossrail delay

A summer 2021 opening of the central section of Crossrail between Paddington and Abbey Wood is no longer achievable, Crossrail Ltd has announced.

Ambition for full Trans-Pennine electrification

The Government has released £589 million of funding to begin work on upgrading the Trans-Pennine line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester. It is also to establish a new Northern Transport Acceleration Council, dedicated to accelerating vital infrastructure projects and better connecting communities across the North’s towns and cities.

Breeze hydrogen trains to be Class 600s

The Breeze hydrogen trains being developed by Eversholt Rail and Alstom are to be Class 600s, the companies have confirmed. They say the first converted trains could enter service in 2024.

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