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NR plans Penge tunnel upgrade

Network Rail is to replace track in Penge Tunnel.

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£150m support for bus and light rail in England

Funding for light rail and bus operators in England has been extended by the government.

Swan: Consider freight when planning TRU

Freight operations must be considered carefully when planning ahead for the Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade (TRU), Tarmac’s Head of Rail Chris Swan has told Modern Railways.

HS2 gives £1.5m to Staffs environmental projects

As part of HS2's environmental initiatives, £1.5m is being spent on six projects in the Cannock Chase area.

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TfL funding agreed to 24 June

The Government and TfL have agreed a fourth extraordinary funding settlement worth £200 million.

COP26 efforts rewarded at Golden Whistles

Excellent in railway operating celebrated at 2022 event

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South West least affected in Covid passenger falls

The ORR's latest statistics show which regions were worst hit by the pandemic in terms of passenger numbers falling.

Ticket refunds exceed costs says ORR

Train operators may be charging passengers more for ticket refunds than the cost of administering them, according to the Office of Rail and Road.

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Vivarail’s battery ‘230’ for Greenford branch

VivaRail's battery powered Class 230 demonstrator will operate on the Greenford branch to test the underlying technology.

NR appoints Morton as Route Services MD

Rob Morton is Network Rail's new Managing Director for Route Services.