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Competition concerns cleared: the CMA has approved Hitachi Rail's takeover of Thales' signalling business. Philip Sherratt News Premium

CMA clears Hitachi/Thales deal

Hitachi to sell main line signalling business

Great Eastern investment: visual of the new station at Beaulieu Park, north of Chelmsford. Courtesy Network Rail News Premium

Beaulieu Park contract awarded

Station to open in 2025

How can rail investments be planned wisely?

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CPK demonstrates tools and concepts

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VIDEO: Challenges and opportunities for rail in the North

There is growth potential for the region’s network

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VIDEO: Rail’s role in Manchester’s Bee Network

London-style integrated system the objective

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VIDEO: ‘777s’ revolutionising Merseyrail travel

Rollout of Stadler EMUs making good progress

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VIDEO: Supporting and developing operational leaders

Are we giving our managers sufficient support?

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VIDEO: Devolution potential for Manchester

Trailblazer deal includes Pay As You Go ticketing trial

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VIDEO: Northern aims to drive economic and social value

New trains sought for service from 2028

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VIDEO: Transpennine Route Upgrade in delivery mode

Three key blockades completed in 2023

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