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Approval for Eastside Metro extension

Planning approval has been granted for the 1.7km Eastside extension of the West Midlands Metro, linking Birmingham city centre with Digbeth.

First GA ‘720’ delivered

The first Class 720 EMU for Greater Anglia was delivered from Bombardier’s Derby works to Ilford depot on the night of 13 January.

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Modern Railways January 2020

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KIRKDALE DEPOT REBUILD COMPLETED

New facility: Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City...

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Branching out into books

OVER MANY years of publishing magazines for railway enthusiasts,...

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A year packed with drama

So how was 2019 for you? For High Speed 2 it was a mixed picture....

FIRSTGROUP STILL COMMITTED TO SWR

FIRST RAIL Managing Director Steve Montgomery has told Modern...

EMR BI-MODE SPECIFICATION CONFIRMED

THE NEW bi-mode units East Midlands Railway is procuring from...

That Was the Year, That Was

Rail Frieght Group There can have been few years in recent history...

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MERSEYRAIL ’S HISTORY TOUR

Step right this way for a look behind those doors marked ‘private’...

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