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Dartmoor line shows how projects can succeed

Reopened line was delivered successfully and is exceeding patronage projections

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Using British Innovation to Transform the Railway

Train positioning trial an example of successful innovation

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Luminate delivering world first on Western

Traffic Management combined with Crew and Stock is improving operations out of Paddington

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Welsh Route tackling severe weather challenges

Making the railway resilient is a priority in Wales

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Great Western Railway post-pandemic

GWR looking to leisure growth as it rebuilds patronage

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Modernising the Valley Lines

Whole system approach key to upgrading routes north of Cardiff

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Taking TfW Rail Forward

TfW COO highlights challenges and opportunities

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Building a World Class Testing Centre

New South Wales facility will have unprecedented capabilities, says its Chief Technology Officer

Government launches £7.6m innovation competition

Up to £7.6 million of funding will be available in this year's First of a Kind innovation competition.

Women in Rail celebrates 10th anniversary

Women in Rail celebrated its 10th anniversary of promoting greater inclusiveness in the rail industry on 12 April.

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