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HS2 starts London tunnel drive

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Work starts on first of three tunnels

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Six-month extension for Avanti West Coast

Government challenges operator to improve services

Nameplate from GBRf ‘66’ to be auctioned for RBF

One of the nameplates from GB Railfreight’s locomotive No 66745 Modern Railways – the first 50 years will be auctioned later this month in support of the Railway Benefit Fund

MTR Elizabeth line Class 345 EMUs stabled at Plumstead depot. PHILIP SHERRATT/MODERN RAILWAYS News Premium

Two more years for MTR Elizabeth line

MTR Elizabeth line has won a two-year extension to its Crossrail operating concession.

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Network Rail makes progress on efficiency – ORR

Major gains in efficiency made - but cost pressures and reduced income wipe out savings at Network Rail

Serco no more: on 25 November 2019, No 73967 awaits departure from Aberdeen with the 21.43 Aberdeen-Euston. PHILIP SHERRATT/MODERN RAILWAYS News Premium

Caledonian Sleeper contract to end in June 2023

Value for money cited as reason for ending contract

TRU and EWR on Government project priority list

The TransPennine Route Upgrade and East West Rail are in a list of projects the government believes are priorities.

Modern Railways and CrossCountry celebrate with HST railtour

'Severn Valley Adventurer' special celebrates 40 years of CrossCountry HSTs and 60 years of Modern Railways magazine

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Elizabeth Line Bond Street station opens on 24 October

Bond Street station is almost ready to serve its first Elizabeth Line passengers.

EXPO INNOVATION – Camira’s fabric digital print technology

New digital printing technology means rail operators have more flexibility and choice over fabric designs than ever before.