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Light rail networks take a hit

LIGHT RAIL and metro operators mirrored heavy rail operators in
reducing services...

RAIL FREIGHT: Freight rallies to support key movements

THE RAIL freight industry is doing all it can to ensure the continuation of supply...

Portsmouth Direct renewals

Bound for the worksite: No 70806 weaves across Woking Junction...

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Alton footbridge appeal

A CROWDFUNDING appeal has been launched to save, restore and...

MY RAILWAY LIFE: Doing it the Wright way


LNER Train Manager GRAEME WRIGHT talks to PHILIP SHERRATT about his unique approach to customer service


‘387’ ETCS testing underway

THE FIRST testing of European Train Control System (ETCS)...

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Royal service remembered

OBITUARY: Ken Moule, Chief Steward on the Royal Train for 34 years...

New offices for 3Squared

SHEFFIELD-BASED RAIL technology company 3Squared has moved into...

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HIGH SPEED 2: Building a railway in a pandemic

Dan Harvey

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘lockdown’ announcement saw High Speed 2 contractors scramble...

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Open access operators suspend services

HULL TRAINS and Grand Central both suspended all their services...

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