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TPE promises performance improvement by March

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AVANTI WEST Coast has awarded Alstom a £642 million seven-year...

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Loder becomes West Dorset MP

CHRIS LODER, Head of New Trains at South Western Railway, was...

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Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly

THE ABOVE quote by J. F. Kennedy came to mind during Rail Forum...

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