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Post-Covid Prospects for Construction Traffic by Rail

Tarmac's Head of Rail Chris Swan talks to Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt about how the construction sector has been affected by the current crisis and the opportunities for rail freight in the post-Covid recovery.

Passenger Rail and the Covid-19 Fightback

Dave Kaye, Chief Operating Officer (Rail) for Abellio UK, talks to Modern Railways Editor Philip Sherratt about the recovery of passenger rail during the Covid pandemic and how services are being increased as lockdown measures are eased.

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