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TPE marks Reston opening

The £20 million Reston station opened to passengers on 23 May.

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Balfour Beatty Vinci expands job training programmes

Training programmes on High Speed 2 are being expanded to more colleges.

EXPO: Introducing Modern Railways EXPO 2022

The Modern Railways Expo 2022 show looks to the future of Britain's railway.

HS2 nears 25,000 jobs milestone

High Speed 2's workforce is increasing as construction of the new railway ramps up.

ScotRail introduces emergency timetables

Lack of cover for overtime and rest day working is forcing ScotRail to revise - and in some cases slash - its timetable.

‘455’ farewell tour raises £26k for mental health

Enthusiasts onboard the farewell tour for the Class 455s raised more than £26,000 for mental health charity Mind.

First ETCS ‘180’ tested at RIDC

The First in Class 180 has been tested with ETCS onboard equipment at Network Rail's Rail Innovation & Development Centre.

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Modern Railways June 2022

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Glasgow and Edinburgh Map

An extract from the latest 15th Edition of Bakers Rail Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland

Bellrock and Angel improve monitoring

Belrock Technology's Lumen software is helping to improve the accuracy of fault alerts for Angel Trains.

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