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Ticket office closures are too far and too fast, says the TSC. This is the scene at Waterloo on 11 October 2023. M. Cooper News Premium

Ticket office closures – ‘too far, too fast’

Transport Committee concerned over Government-driven plans for mass ticket office closures

The scene of the OCtober 2021 collision near Salisbury. Courtesy RAIB News Premium

RAIB concludes Salisbury investigation

Low adhesion and insufficiently early braking caused crash, probe finds

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Travelcards saved after tripartite agreement

Day travelcards retained after deal reached with RDG and DfT

Clear thinking and strong voices needed

Railtalk Opportunity lost? Avanti West Coast’s‘climate...

Marston Vale resumption in November

'Sprinters' finally due to enter service after Vivarail failure

The 2024 Women in Rail Awards logo News Premium

Nominations open for 2024 WiR Awards

Awards celebrate EDI excellence

Chiltern No 68014 awaits departure from Marylebone with the 10.02 to Birmingham Moor Street on 27 July 2023. Philip Sherratt News Premium

DB sells Arriva to I Squared

Chiltern, CrossCountry, Grand Central and Arriva Rail London sold to new owner

A Metrolink tram at Cornbrook on 27 August 2022. Philip Sherratt News Premium

HS2 decision leaves ‘major gap’ in rail strategy – NIC

Comprehensive and long-term strategy needed, says National Infrastructure Commission

TPE No 68029 hauls a Nova 3 set into Sheffield with 25 July 2023's 15.24 Cleethorpes-Liverpool. Philip Sherratt News Premium

TransPennine Express cuts trains to ‘make journeys better’.

OLR operator launches major recovery plan

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