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c2c ‘720s’ set for autumn debut

Eight units accepted

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Major concern about South West work

Local MP warns of possible 10-year delay to vital cliff works...

Shortlist announced for Railway Innovation Awards 2023

25th annual awards event to take place on 23 June

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Modern Railways June 2023

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LNER naming marks landmark centenary

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100 years since London and North Eastern Railway was launched

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Contractors gear up for major HS2 contracts

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Civils, stations and rolling stock deals to be released

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Old Oak Common grows roots as first base slab is poured

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Works prepare for tunnelling to Victoria Road

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Reading Green Park to open on 27 May

New station first in area since 1906

ORR calls on NR to address monitoring backlog

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Regulator raised issue in 2021

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TRU reveals £9bn social and wellbeing benefits

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Carbon emissions cut; environment improved

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