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Foundation works begin on Wendover Dean viaduct

'Double composite' structure saves concrete and steel

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TSSA staff vote for strikes – but fall short of threshold

Number of votes for strikes falls short of 40% threshold

Six shortlisted for GBR headquarters

Non-binding vote 'will play a part' in selection says DfT.

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GBR seeks views on freight growth

Body seeks views on volumes, traffics and terminals.

Wireless monitoring for IET wheelsets

Perpetuum wireless technology for '800s' and '802s'

TRU boost as upgrade approved

Upgrades to the Trans-Pennine route between Huddersfield and Dewsbury have been approved by the Secretary of State for Transport

Dartmoor Line wins top innovation prize

Okehampton reopening takes Major Project trophy

TfW unveils CAF ‘197s’

Entry into service due later this year

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Permission for Ashington reopening

Northumberland line services on target for December 2023 start

Driver input sought in DAS research

Train drivers are being asked to support a survey into their use of Driver Advisory Systems (DAS)

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