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BENIGN FAMILY GHOST

READER MIKE Lamport writes to let us know that his railway family...

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ANGLIA IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE

PHILIP SHERRATT

Greater Anglia Managing Director JAMIE BURLES updates PHILIP...

PHILIP SHERRATT
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The decarbonisation challenge

RICHARD HARPER

RICHARD HARPER, Associate Director at Steer, examines the opportunity...

RICHARD HARPER
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EWR SEEKS SELF-POWERED TRAINS

EAST WEST Rail will initially be operated using second-hand trains...

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UNLOCKING INNOVATION

The Railway Industry Association is set on harnessing the potential...

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JENNINGS JOINS RIA

THE RAILWAY Industry Association has appointed Kate Jennings...

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NEW BOGIE WORKSHOP

WILLIAM COOK Rail has commissioned a new 8,000 square foot bogie...

‘710’ MULTIPLE WORKING BREAKTHROUGH

THE BREAKTHROUGH with achieving multi-unit operation of Class...

SEVERN TUNNEL OVERHEAD SOLUTION

NETWORK RAIL is to switch on the overhead electrification within...

Blackford progress

Ian Lothian

New terminal springs up: work is underway on constructing buildings...

Ian Lothian

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