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Czech Republic looks to high-speed future

The Czech Republic has ambitious plans to expand its high-speed rail network. KEITH FENDER reveals how the network will be transformed by 2050

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Ian Walmsley

Innovation where it is most needed, cutting the cost of electrification

Ian Walmsley
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Bringing new life to Scottish stations

JOHN YELLOWLEES, ScotRail’s Honorary Rail Ambassador and a member of the Railway Heritage Trust’s Advisory Panel, reviews recent restoration projects north of the border

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Ian Walmsley

A stroll around Railtex shows an industry down, but not out

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Salisbury collision closes railway

Investigation under way after SWR and GWR services collide

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Welsh service enhancements will go ahead

Rhodri Clark

Second hourly service on Ebbw Vale line in December

Rhodri Clark

WIGAN – BOLTON ELECTRIFICATION - Business case trumps high cost


■ Six route miles tops GWEP unit costs 
■ 17 bridges highlights civils cost challenge 
■ National Electrification Efficiency Panel in challenge mode

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Scotland’s Highland railways have survived the pandemic and are full of potential for the future, HITRANS’ FRANK ROACH tells JAMES ABBOTT

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Willesden’s logistics revival

The former Euroterminal site is playing a pivotal role in HS2’s London operations, reports PHILIP SHERRATT

ELECTRIFICATION U-TURN - Taken to task on central direction


■ Centralisation deprecated all round
■ Industry proposes turnkey contracts
■ Informed sources put me straight


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