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£161m Oxford station funding confirmed

Andy Roden

New platform, bridge and crossovers to be installed

Andy Roden

Huge demand for GTR’s community fund

Andy Roden

‘Your Station, Your Community’ scheme oversubscribed by £8m

Andy Roden
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Additional platform at Bedford proposed

A new platform on the Up Fast line at Bedford is the main proposal is the Bedford Area Strategic Advice document produced by Network Rail and published in July

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Driver distraction led to Kirkby collision

RAIB reports on Merseyrail incident

A ScotRail Inter7City High Speed Train at Glasgow Queen Street News Premium

ScotRail fleet replacement to start in 2027

65% of current fleet slated for replacement

Celebrate with our railtour and Modern Railways EXPO

The Modern Railways team is organising two events this autumn which as part of the magazine’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

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

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol in March 2023. 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.

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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.

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

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