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£47m Levelling Up funds for Penistone upgrade

Linespeed and capacity upgrades planned in major boost to line

HS2 Chiltern tunnel reaches cross-passage milestone

Half of cross-passages complete: breakthrough expected in early 2024/

The entrance to East Kilbride station. News Premium

£61.5 million East Kilbride upgrade deal signed

Electrification and station upgrades planned

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Open access boosts First Group

Leisure demand boosts First's rail operatoins

Celebrations for Dartmoor line 2nd anniversary

More than half a million journeys made on reopened line

New multimodal infrastructure in CEE region to help EU meet its transport goals

Apart from its potential to meet domestic demand, CPK has the potential to become a transport hub for the CEE countries playing an important role in boosting the connectivity and economic development in this part of Europe.

On track for a greener railway

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has launched the Sustainable Rail Blueprint, a new framework to support the rail industry in Great Britain make efficient progress on environmental and social sustainability challenges.

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TPE alterations headline timetable changes

The December timetable change promises minor improvements for...

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Brent Cross West to open on 10 December

New station to unlock wider development

Alstom warns of Derby job losses

Alstom could make 550 staff redundant as orders dry up

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