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Passenger journeys rise by 19% to 89% of pre-pandemic levels

Revenue growth lags at 78% of 2019 figures

CrossCountry 43378/239 pause at Exeter St Davids with the 12.27 Plymouth-Edinburgh News Premium

Draft Rail Reform Bill promises scrutiny of GBR plans…

Primary legislation unlikely in this Parliament

An artist's impresssion of LNER's new CAF tri-mode trains. Courtesy LNER News Premium

LNER orders CAF tri-mode sets

10-car fleet will replace InterCity 225s

SNOWDON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY INVESTS IN LIFTING JACKS

Visitors to Mount Snowdon in North Wales can continue looking forward to one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world after the Snowdon Mountain Railway invested in lifting jacks from rail depot equipment experts Totalkare.

Government U-turns on ticket office closure plans

Proposals ‘do not meet high thresholds set by Ministers’

No 66410 hauls a spoil recovery train on the Claydon HS2 section near the interface with East West Rail. Phil Marsh News Premium

NAO launches probe into EWR

Probe launched after North East Bedfordshire MP raises concerns

An artist's impression of Cambridge South station. Courtesy Network Rail News Premium

Murphy wins Cambridge South contract

New four-platform station to open in 2025

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

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