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Operators face ongoing new train woes

■ Alstom: Class 701 joins record lateness club
■ CAF: trams suffer weld failures
■ Hitachi: low availability compounds cracking issues
■ Stadler: passenger’s favourite tries maintainers

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Celebrating community achievement

Projects large and small featured at the annual Community Rail Awards in December

Daydream believers

Does the emphasis on railway reform mean we may lose focus on short-term challenges?

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Time to signal change

ALAN WILLIAMS challenges current disruptive and increasingly unaffordable methods of resignalling and suggests how lesser-used lines, and particularly single-track lines, might be cost-effectively signalled in the future

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New fleet for the DART

TONY MILES describes the new Alstom fleet ordered for commuter services in Dublin

Branch line revolution or one-day wonder?

Our columnist questions the longevity of the Restoring your Railway initiative

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The safety dance

The creation of Great British Railways is the opportunity to simplify the organisations called into existence by fragmentation, not least in the safety industry

Passenger traffic recovery - LNER shows the way

■ 20 points clear of next franchised long-distance TOC
■ ECML open access operators also recovered strongly
■ Greater freedom of action with OLR?

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Curzon Street transforms Birmingham

High Speed 2’s station in central Birmingham is set to transform the city’s rail architecture while recognising its history. ANDY RODEN examines the plan for this major architectural statement on Britain’s new railway

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Commonwealth Ambition

MALCOLM HOLMES, Executive Director at West Midlands Rail Executive, and DENISE WETTON, Central Route Director at Network Rail, tell PHILIP SHERRATT how this summer’s Commonwealth Games will be a major milestone in the region’s post-Covid recovery

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