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Remember the 1988 British Rail advert – ‘Relax’? How things...

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EDWARDS FOR WMT MD

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MECHAN TRAVERSER FOR YORK

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Approval for Eastside Metro extension

Planning approval has been granted for the 1.7km Eastside extension of the West Midlands Metro, linking Birmingham city centre with Digbeth.

First GA ‘720’ delivered

The first Class 720 EMU for Greater Anglia was delivered from Bombardier’s Derby works to Ilford depot on the night of 13 January.

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