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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Nova Trains for TransPennine Express and Academic Support for...

Grand Central leases ‘90s’ and Mk 4s for Blackpool service

Grand Central is leasing five Class 90 locomotives and 24 Mk 4 vehicles to operate its new open access service between Blackpool and London Euston.

CrossCountry capacity boost

CrossCountry is to increase capacity on its services, starting in May 2020, following £2.5 million of new government funding.

Worcestershire Parkway opening at last

Worcestershire Parkway station is to open on Sunday 23 February, Worcestershire County Council has confirmed.

IEP inter-car cable resolution

Agreement has been reached on a solution to making safe the inter-car connectors on Hitachi Class 80x fleets introduced by GWR, LNER, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains.

Key landmarks for East West Rail

East West Rail has taken key steps forward with the granting of planning permission for Phase Two and the selection of a preferred route for Phase Three between Bedford and Cambridge.

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Modern Railways February 2020

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DECEMBER DEVELOPMENTS

THE TIMETABLE CHANGE ON 15 DECEMBER BROUGHT SOME NEW SIGHTS ...

FIRST TRAINS TO EAST MIDLANDS GATEWAY

A TEST train operated into the East Midlands Gateway Strategic...

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RAIL REPLACEMENT COACH CRISIS

Time to enter the world of rubber on tarmac When highlighted...

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