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Request to Stop introduced

The first Request to Stop kiosk on the Far North line will go on trial at Scotscalder station from 15 August

Debate rail decarbonisation

September event focuses on green issues in rail

Commonwealth Games success in West Midlands

An estimated two million journeys were made on rail in the West Midlands during the Commonwealth Games, according to West Midlands Trains

Meet with colleagues at Modern Railways EXPO

Register your attendance now for our two-day show in November

Stadler to unveil rolling stock and services for the first time at InnoTrans 2022

Hydrogen FLIRT to be unveiled at Berlin show

Portishead funding gap filled

A further £35.5 million has been committed towards reopening the line to Portishead, which authorities say should help plug a funding gap

Don’t delay – secure your HST railtour tickets today!

Special HST trip to the Severn Valley Railway on 27 September

Impasse over TfL funding continues

The latest short extension to Government funding for Transport for London expired at midday on 3 August, still without a sign of a long-term deal being agreed

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Decarbonising the Western

A Network Rail strategy sets out a six-stage approach to eliminating diesel trains

As idle as a painted ship

As rail reform falters, a vision for our railway is needed

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