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GC looking for Class 221s to bolster '180' fleet

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Ex-AWC units being considered

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Hitachi’s Thales deal could ‘lessen competition’ says CMA

Andy Roden

Consultation to take place on remedies

Andy Roden
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Depot drivers trained on SWR ‘701s’

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Long-delayed fleet getting closer to introduction

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Class 807 testing progresses

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Trains tested on ECML

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Modern Railways July 2023

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The Modern Railway 2023 Summer Update

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Industry gears up for rail safety week

Event runs from 26 June to 2 July

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Preferred East West Rail route confirmed

James Abbott

Chancellor backs reopened ‘Varsity line’

James Abbott
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Edinburgh Trams opens to Newhaven

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Extension opens on time, on budget

PHILIP SHERRATT
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Ely enhancement shows big return on investment

Scheme could benefit huge area of UK

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