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Gilruth visits Scots power upgrades

First sub-station commissioned in £120m project

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Modern Railways September 2022

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£161m Oxford station funding confirmed

Andy Roden

New platform, bridge and crossovers to be installed

Andy Roden

Huge demand for GTR’s community fund

Andy Roden

‘Your Station, Your Community’ scheme oversubscribed by £8m

Andy Roden
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Additional platform at Bedford proposed

A new platform on the Up Fast line at Bedford is the main proposal is the Bedford Area Strategic Advice document produced by Network Rail and published in July

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Driver distraction led to Kirkby collision

RAIB reports on Merseyrail incident

A ScotRail Inter7City High Speed Train at Glasgow Queen Street News Premium

ScotRail fleet replacement to start in 2027

65% of current fleet slated for replacement

Celebrate with our railtour and Modern Railways EXPO

The Modern Railways team is organising two events this autumn which as part of the magazine’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Request to Stop introduced

The first Request to Stop kiosk on the Far North line will go on trial at Scotscalder station from 15 August

Debate rail decarbonisation

September event focuses on green issues in rail

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