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MAKING THE TRAINS RUN ON TIME THE LITTLE THINGS COUNT

Minor sources of delay add up and can make all the difference...

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SOUTHEASTERN TAKES CONTROL

A new operational control system provided by Tracsis has delivered...

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EMR SET FOR CASCADED HSTs

THE FIRST of nine ex-LNER HSTs was expected to enter service...

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FLAHERTY TO LEAVE CALEDONIAN SLEEPER

RYAN FLAHERTY is leaving his post as Managing Director of Caledonian...

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IRIS FOR WILLIAM COOK

WILLIAM COOK Rail has achieved the International Rail Industry...

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Systems integration is the challenge

When Mark Wild took over as Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd...

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.

Worcestershire Parkway opening at last

Worcestershire Parkway station is to open on Sunday 23 February, Worcestershire County Council has confirmed.

IEP inter-car cable resolution

Agreement has been reached on a solution to making safe the inter-car connectors on Hitachi Class 80x fleets introduced by GWR, LNER, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains.

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