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Post-Covid passenger outlook discussed at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Speakers from Transport Focus, Lumo and 'Man in Seat 61' Mark Smith outline challenges and solutions at Future of Britain's Railways conference

NR Commercial & Procurement specialists at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Senior figures from Network Rail's Commercial & Procurement team will be at Modern Railways EXPO 2022 to answer questions about their activity and plans.

FREE shuttle bus for Modern Railways EXPO 2022 visitors

Free bus service will take visitors and exhibitors to landmark show on 22-23 November in Milton Keynes

Merriman is new Rail Minister

PM Sunak's new ministerial team confirmed

Pete Waterman to open Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Record producer and Railway Benefit Fund President to open show and announce funds raised for charity on Modern Railways railtour

Hear from Project SPEED at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Experts on stand and special conference session at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

Gearing up for the wires: equipment is being massed for the next phase of MML electrification. News Premium

Next phase of MML electrification under way

Work starts on Market Harborough to Wigston section of MML

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ORR sets out performance improvements for NR

Passenger and freight train performance has worsened since the start of the financial year, says ORR CEO John Larkinson

EXHIBITOR PREVIEW: Unipart Rail at Modern Railways Expo 2022

A host of developments including the Paradigm Insight system will be displayed by Unipart Rail at Modern Railways EXPO 2022.

Exclusive Rail Forum sessions at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

EXCLUSIVE free sessions hosted by Rail Forum members at Modern Railways EXPO 2022

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