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TRAM-TRAIN PASSENGER DEBUT

THE CLASS 399 Citylink tram-train was due to carry its first...

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We welcome letters for ‘Forum’. Please send them, ideally...

MML freight – we need more not less

With the dominance of container traffic on the West and, increasingly,...

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FINAL TESTING FOR GWR ‘800s’

GREAT WESTERN Railway operated the first Class 800 bi-mode Inter-city...

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TWO MAJOR infrastructure enhancements on the East Coast main...

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ABBEY WOOD OPENS

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WATERLOO WORK COMPLETED

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