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Edinburgh tram extension work paused

On 25 March Edinburgh Council confirmed it had instructed contractors to stop work...

'Jumbo' stone at Tytherington

Richard Giles

LOADS OF 4,000 tonnes have been moved from the South Gloucestershire quarry...

Richard Giles

East Grinstead line reopens

Reopening helps key workers: the railway between East Grinstead...

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Platform palaver

PLATFORM NUMBERING – a straightforward business, surely...

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Four decades in the Editor’s chair

James Abbott

To mark JAMES ABBOTT’S retirement as Editor of Modern Railways...

James Abbott

TfW ‘230’ testing begins

D-train for Wales...

New Shadow Transport Secretary

JIM McMAHON has been appointed as Shadow Transport Secretary...

No need to touch door handles

RUSSIAN RAILWAYS (RZD) is currently testing 36 attachments for door handles...

Between the Lines

Chris Stokes

I’m most grateful to Chris Rowley, Network Rail’s Capacity Planning Director...

Chris Stokes

Reduced timetables in Scotland and Wales

FRANCHISED OPERATIONS let by devolved authorities joined DfT franchises in implementing reduced timetables...

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