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GO-AHEAD FOR BARKING RIVERSIDE EXTENSION

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CrossCountry’s CAPACITY CHALLENGE

ANDY COOPER, PHILIP SHERRATT

As Arriva approaches 10 years of running CrossCountry, the operator’s...

ANDY COOPER, PHILIP SHERRATT
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REFURBISHED TPE ‘185’

TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS has introduced into service its first refurbished...

First/MTR takes over South Western

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TRAINS OF THE FUTURE

NICK HUGHES

NICK HUGHES, Sales Director of Hitachi, outlined a bright future...

NICK HUGHES
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Electric Railway Museum set to close

THE UK’S largest collection of heritage EMU cars faces an uncertain...

NR OPEN FOR BUSINESS AFTER HANSFORD REVIEW

Carne welcomes recommendations for greater third party involvement...

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR STAFF, CUSTOMERS, STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS

A whole new fleet of trains was rolled out in the early days...

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JACOBS TAKES OVER CH2M

CONSULTANCY FIRM Jacobs is to acquire CH2M in a deal valued at...

DfT DELAYS WALES AND BORDERS FRANCHISE

THE WELSH Government has asked the Department for Transport to...

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