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Northern No 195022 stands at Sheffield on 25 October 2021. PHILIP SHERRATT/MODERN RAILWAYS News Premium

‘Clear investment case’ for Trans-Pennine upgrade, says NAO

National Audit Office report confirms investment case but warns of challenges.

Midland main line to close south of Leicester

Extreme temperatures cause disruption on MML/ECML corridor

It is more than 1,000 days since the last RNEP update. News Premium

1,000 days since last RNEP update

RIA warns of uncertainty as RNEP update reaches 1,000 day milestone

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Barking Riverside opens

New station and railway opens earlier than expected

Debate the future of rail at Modern Railways Expo

Registrations to Modern Railways EXPO 2022 are open

Heat to close ECML From King's Cross to York/Leeds

Extreme heat to disrupt rail services across England and Wales

EDI progress showcased

Report sets out good practice in diversity policies

RMT and ASLEF announce strike dates

RMT staff to strike on 27 July; ASLEF on 30 July

WIN! Two tickets to our celebratory railtour!

We have an exclusive opportunity for readers of Modern Railways to win a pair of First Class tickets for our special HST railtour with Cross Country on Tuesday 27 September. Closing date: Friday 9th September.

NR report slams working practices

NR says report backs its calls for modernisation

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