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HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Edward Earl of Wessex at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Paddington to mark the completion of the Elizabeth line. COURTESY TfL News Premium

The Queen marks Elizabeth line completion

The Queen made an unexpected visit to Paddington Elizabeth Line station to mark the route's completion ahead of its imminent opening.

South Eastern milked over 13-year period

ROGER FORD

■ DfT imposes £23.5 million penalty
■ Overpayments hidden in TOC accounts
■ DfT recovers £64 million

ROGER FORD
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Cautious changes for post-Covid era

James Abbott

JAMES ABBOTT reviews the timetable change coming on 15 May

James Abbott
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Return to Cardiff

Ian Walmsley

‘The pithead bath’s a supermarket now’sang Max Boyce. At Canton the diesel fuel tank is now a substation, which doesn’t scan quite so well but is a sign of progress

Ian Walmsley
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Blockade blitz

PHILIP SHERRATT

Network Rail’s Southern Region has mastered the art of longer, more productive closures of the railway for maintenance, with Wessex Route leading the way. PHILIP SHERRATT reports

PHILIP SHERRATT
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HS2 East will be extended, claims West Midlands Mayor

Tony Miles

WEST MIDLANDS Mayor Andy Street says High Speed 2’s eastern leg will go ahead in full eventually

Tony Miles

Rail reform – all words and no action?

ALAN WILLIAMS

Our columnist questions the pace of progress a year on from the publication of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail

ALAN WILLIAMS
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Green HST proposed for Heart of Wales ‘Red Kite’

James Abbott

Plans are being drawn up to capitalise on the scenic value of the Heart of Wales line in the summer of 2023 with a tourist HST service

James Abbott
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Community rail: as you like it

Vicki Pipe

After just two years the work of volunteers is already having a major impact on the Shakespeare line

Vicki Pipe

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