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IEP inter-car cable resolution

AGREEMENT HAS been reached on a solution to making safe the inter-car...

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Ron Cotton

OBITUARY WHILE RON Cotton, who passed away aged 88 on 19 January,...

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12 YEARS OF iRAIL

Rail Forum MIDLANDS Engaging with schools: participants...

OPERATOR OF LAST RESORT TAKEOVER FOR NORTHERN

THE GOVERNMENT’S Operator of Last Resort will take over the...

BEECHING REVERSAL FUND LAUNCHED

THE GOVERNMENT has launched a £500 million fund which it says...

Resonate to supply TM for Anglia

IN AN Official Journal of the European Union Notice issued on...

SUPPORT FOR RAILWAY HITS 10-YEAR HIGH

£1 billion rise in last three years, as TOCs’ net premium...

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Nothing short of a miracle

Timing just right: departure indicator at Leeds on the day it...

Grand Central leases ‘90s’ and Mk 4s for Blackpool service

Grand Central is leasing five Class 90 locomotives and 24 Mk 4 vehicles to operate its new open access service between Blackpool and London Euston.

CrossCountry capacity boost

CrossCountry is to increase capacity on its services, starting in May 2020, following £2.5 million of new government funding.

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Rail in Oxfordshire and the Midlands

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This year we visit a new city for our Midlands conference, Oxford in the South of the region

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Oxfordshire County Council and the Rail Forum

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Chartered Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis, Porterbrook and Resonate

Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference moves to Swindon for 2025. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association
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Public Transport in the North of England

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Our established conference on Rail in the North of England expands this year into a two-day event, focusing on rail on the first day and buses on the second day.

Sponsored by Porterbrook, Resonate, Tracsis and Mellor.
In association with Rail Forum

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International, Hexagon, Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport Scotland

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Following on from a successful debut in 2023, our two-day event in Scotland returns with a focus on developments on both the rail and bus networks north of the border.

Sponsored by Lothian, Porterbrook, Tracsis, Mellor and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

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